The following treatment plots were established: (1) centipede grass (Eremochloa ophiuroides (Munro) Hack; Poales: Poaceae) understory (soil covered with centipede grass); (2) weed free understory (bare soil, weeds removed with herbicide sprays); (3) weedy (natural weeds) understory; and (4) pine bark understory (soil covered with pine bark).
In all years, plot maintenance was done by using a hand held mower to cut overgrown weeds in the weedy and centipede grass orchards to a height of ~10 cm.
Before the main experiment in 2009, a series of experiments (preliminary tests) were first carried out to determine the ideal soil conditions required to produce optimum growth of centipede grass and natural weeds and to establish those without live plants (pine bark and weed free).
Adult emergence was significantly lower in the centipede grass treated understory compared with the weed free understory in 2007 (Fig.
Here, centipede grass
, multiple shade trees, and spots of forsythia and spirea provide a subtler but still spectacular garden show.
Arello's crew is called centipede grass
, native to North America.
Bahia grass (Paspalum notatum), centipede grass
(Eremochloa opiuroides) or carpet grass (Axonopus) are the species to select if you are after a low-maintenance lawn.
The second component of the warm-season grass management plan in eastern North Carolina is removing bahiagrass from areas pre-planted with centipede grass
, which produces fewer seedheads and requires less maintenance.
Common Warm-Season Common Cool-Season Grasses Grasses Bermuda grass Kentucky bluegrass zoysia grass red fescue centipede grass
colonial bentgrass carpet grass ryegrass St.
In the South, slow-growing centipede grass
(also known as "lazy man's grass") has become very popular.
Most plants grow well in soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8, but some do better if the soil pH is a little higher (cabbage family vegetables, buffalograss) or slightly lower (azaleas, centipede grass
For passive parks and gardens, Burbage opts for centipede grass
, or St.