Fertilizing the Lawn

Ronald Strahan  |  3/30/2017 4:42:59 PM

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Lawns vary in the amount of fertilizer required during the growing season. See the table above for information regarding the number and timings of fertilizer applications recommended for lawn species grown in Louisiana. Bermudagrass and St. Augustinegrass are the biggest users of fertilizer compared to other lawn grasses. Centipedegrass and zoysiagrass only require 1 to 2 applications of fertilizer per year.

Choose fertilizers with a high first number, zero or low second number and a low/medium last number. An example of potential lawn fertilizer analysis that would be appropriate for yards includes 21-7-14 or 33-0-6. A spring application of weed-and-feed could serve as your first fertilizer application. Soil tests would be most helpful to determine exactly what nutrients are needed to make your lawn beautiful. Contact your parish extension office concerning soil sampling your yard today

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