is probably one of the lesser known of the warm season
grasses. It is a coarse bladed shallow rooted grass. It
is susceptible to drought. Although not one of the
prettiest grasses and not a popular lawn grass it does
have itís uses. It makes a good nurse crop grass for
late germinating varieties such as centipede and is
commonly used for low lying areas that tend to stay damp
for extended periods of
Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS
PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field
office guide to plant species. South National
Technical Center, Fort
Carpet grass has the capability to crowd
out weeds and even desirable grasses since it forms a dense
sod, it is considered a good grass for erosion control. It
prefers sunny areas but will tolerate moderate shade, more so
then similar summer grasses will. It does not require frequent
or heavy fertilization and will thrive on barren soils.
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA NRCS.
Wetland flora: Field office
illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural
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