Wednesday, March 19, 2008
When laying down sod wait at least 2-3 weeks before fertilizing. Water is essential for a spectacular green lawn.
You should fertilize your sod/lawn once in the spring, once in the summer and once just before winter.
If you have fescue grass fertilize once or twice more during the winter months.
Use a good all purpose lawn fertilizer, analysis of about 16-8-8 will work great or try Lawn Fertilizer You can also purchase Helena's 16-8-8 at any Guzman's Garden Center Nursery.
Weeds! Those awful weeds that seem to always popup in your lawn right around early spring. Use Fertilome "Weed-Out Plus". This Kills Dandelions, Clover, Crabgrass, Nutsedge, Chickweed, Spurge and many other Lawn Weeds. Ask for it at your friendly local nursery. It really does work!
Remember that Bermuda sod or grass will go into dormancy during the winter months. It likes FULL SUN. Therefore less water and maintenance. It will not grow underneath a large tree that provides lots of shade.
Bermuda sod, zoysia and buffalo grasses do well in the southwestern areas. So does tall fescue but it needs more watering and maintenance. Buffalo grass is available in seed form only.