Grass. Centipede grass can be grown from centipede grass seed, sod or plugs. Which method you use depends largely on what you prefer in terms of cost, labor and time to established lawn. Centipede grass grass provides a low maintenance southern lawn that requires minimal feedings and mowings. It is ideal for coastal southern regions as it thrives in sandy and acidic soil. Centipede grass spreads by production of runners called stolons. They will spread onto patios, sidewalks and the like, but can easily be trimmed back. These stolons can also be cut and lightly covered with soil where they will sprout and grow. You can purchase centipede grass as sod, plugs, and seed.