PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT FOR BEST RESULTS Centipede has proven itself to be the best all-around lawn grass for most sections of the South United States. particularly the South East. For many years Centipede had to be sprigged, a laborious and costly job. Now it is available in seed. Gulf Kist Centipede Seed is produced by Woerner Turf, an industry leader in turf grass production for generations. NEW LAWNS - Seed a new lawn any time it can be prepared, except in late summer. Since cold will kill young seedlings, planting should be done no later than the end of August in Florida and coastal areas, early August in the mid-south and early July in the upper South. After the soil gets cold in late fall it is again safe to seed because the Centipede seed will not germinate until the soil warms next Spring. March and April are the best planting months for several reasons, but quicker germination will occur during May, June and July when the soil is warmer provided that the planting is adequately watered. NO GERMINATION OF EARLY PLANTINGS CAN BE EXPECTED UNTIL SOIL TEMPERATURES BECOME 70 DEGREES F. OR BETTER AND THE SOIL IS KEPT CONSTANTLY MOIST FOR TWO OR THREE WEEKS. Mix Centipede Seed with dry sand at the rate of approximately one pound Centipede Seed to 25 pounds of sand and hand scatter. Mixing into The Soil. Little germination can be expected from seed left on top of the soil, and seed buried more than one-half inch deep will not germinate. Thus it is extremely important that the seed be mixed into the upper one-half inch of soil. Merely rolling the a smoother roller does not embed the seed sufficiently for good germination. The easiest way to mix the seed into the soil is vigorous but light raking with a regular steel-tooth rake. MULCHING - On sloping areas where there is potential for serious water erosion, mulch lightly with straw, distribute well but thinly as the tiny seedling cannot emerge from thick cover.