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Spring Lawncare in the Southeast

R. L. Rhodes
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The Southeast below the transition zone is the perfect place to grow a range of warm-season grasses, including Bermuda, Zoysia and Centipede. With warmer spring temperatures stabilizing, now’s the time to start tending them in earnest.


Now is the time to start regularly applying fertilizer every three months. Formulated for warm-season grasses, Scotts Turf Builder Southern Lawn Food should suit the needs of most lawns in the region. Use a spreader to apply the feed, and for quicker results, lightly water the granules into the lawn.

Weed control

If your grass is already growing, then you can bet that weeds are, too. Strengthening your lawn will help by giving weeds more competition than they can hack. If that’s not enough to keep them at bay, then try a weed killer for warm-season grasses, like Image.

(Not sure if the Southeast is the right zone for you? See our zone map for more.)

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