On golf courses and lawns across the South, warm-weather grasses such as Bermuda, Zoysia and St. Augustine are king. They take the heat and survive heavy wear and tear.
But that doesn’t mean these warm-weather grasses don’t need a little TLC after a long, hot summer. Feeding warm-weather grasses now will encourage growth, strengthen the roots and keep your lawn looking green and healthy.
FERTILIZE WARM-WEATHER GRASSES IN FALL:
- Choose a lawn fertilizer for warm-weather grasses that’s high in nitrogen (N) and has very little or no potassium (P), like 32-0-10.
- Look for a fertilizer with iron to help feed and strengthen Southern lawns, helping them withstand heat and drought. Apply fertilizer with a broadcast spreader, half in horizontal rows and the other half in vertical rows.
- Run a sprinkler over the lawn for 30 minutes to encourage the fertilizer to soak in.