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Old 05-01-2013, 03:12 AM
greendoctor greendoctor is online now
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Warm season grasses with their longer growing season, proximity to the ocean and need for higher fertilizer rates react differently. If I were to start maintaining cool season grasses, the hardest adjustment for me would be not feeding it like how warm season grasses have to be fed in a frost free climate. I am feeding at least 6 times a year at minimum, it is usually more like 10-12. If only applying fertilizer to an area maybe 2-4 times in a 12 month period, generous allowances can be made for chlorides. Especially in inland areas that do not have background salt contamination. Different grass species have varying levels of salt tolerance as well. Centipede grass stands out as being very intolerant of salt.
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