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jpchavoen@earthlink.net – posted 27 March 2004 16:32

when should I fertilize and should I use a feed of some sort. The grass is floratam.My goal is to have a soild green lawn, and I really do not have a program. I tried some of the so called professionals and they know less then me!

cohiba – posted 27 March 2004 17:51

I like to say that fertilization timing, type,and amount is very dependent on your soil types, grasses, and irrigation amounts. To say you should use this fertilizer, every two weeks from April thru November is WRONG in my opinion. What you should do is get a soil test, see what fertilizers you need to keep your soil healthy, Then find out what the fertility requirements are for Floratam. And start with your local cooperatve extension office, they can start you in the right direction. Good Luck……

ted – posted 28 March 2004 17:51

where do you live? makes a big difference.

Dchall_San_Antonio – posted 29 March 2004 08:50

If you want to use chemical fertilizers, go to the Scott’s home page and enter your zip code. They’ll send you reminders of when to go out and buy their products.

I use organic fertilizer and follow a sort of a Holiday schedule. I fertilize on Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. If you are using chemical fertilizers, you probably should not fertilize on the 4th of July because St Aug is trying to go dormant in the summer heat.

svcrawf72 – posted 01 April 2004 19:53

Call me crazy but I fertilized with weed and feed febuary 15 ish, 3 weeks later with starter fertilizer, few weeks later with 10-10-10 fertlizer and dropped lime and iron 2 weeks ago.

Yard is F-ing awesome. I will fertilize May 15 with Max guard and leave it alone till sept 1st fot the winter unless I ge tinvaded by something….

ted – posted 03 April 2004 11:31

if it’s a cool season lawn, wait until fungus hits you!

Dchall_San_Antonio – posted 04 April 2004 13:02

svcrawf72, you’re crazy, but not that crazy. In my opinion you’re wasting money with all that, but everyone spends their hobby money differently. Too much nitrogen can be a problem with disease, buy you might get lucky.

I fertilized with ordinary corn meal on Feb 14th and will repeat on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. I like holidays because I can remember them.

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