Centipede grass has been referred to as “The Lazy Man’s Grass” due to its relatively low maintenance requirements. Once established, Centipede grass forms a thick, dense mat which provides a natural weed barrier. Centipede grass also requires less fertilization than other turf grasses. Combined with its slow growth rate and decent drought tolerance, Centipede grass is a relatively low-maintenance turf selection. However, it is not “maintenance free”.