St. Augustine Grass

St. Augustine Grass


Anonymous added on September 16, 2011 | Answered

We have just had our yard sodded in St. Augustine grass. We get sun approximately 4-5 hours per day. Do I need to fertilize, and if so, what do you recommend?


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Nikki
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Answered on September 17, 2011

I would wait until fall or later in the spring to fertilize to let the new turf get a good hold without possibly burning the tender roots of the newly growing grass. In fall or late spring, use a fertilizer that is higher in nitrogen (the first number in the N-P-K number). This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/specific/st-augustine-grass/st-augustine-grass.htm

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