Centipedegrass - Knowledgebase Question

Conyers, Ge
Question by maintenanced
March 24, 2010
I have a centipedegrass lawn but the soil is compacted with moss. Should I aerate the centipede? When should fertilizer be applied?

Answer from NGA
March 24, 2010


I'd aerate the lawn to help with compaction. A core aerator will remove one inch by three inch plugs from the lawn. Leave the plugs on the lawn and they will dissolve in rain or water from the sprinklers. After aerating spread a thin layer of sand or compost over the area and water it in well. The sand or compost plus the soil from the plugs will work their way down into the holes left by the plugs which will help loosen the soil. You can fertilize in April.

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