On golf courses and lawns across the South, Bermuda and Zoysia grasses are king. They take the heat and withstand wear and tear. But that doesn’t mean these warm-weather grasses don’t need a little TLC. After a long, hot summer, feeding your grass now will encourage growth, strengthen the roots and keep your lawn looking lush and healthy.
How to Fertilize Bermuda and Zoysia 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.