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Old 04-18-2014, 05:54 PM
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They have two types. Celebration I think in front and antoher in back. Will lesco starter fert be a good choice?
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:54 PM
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Bcg. What part of texas are you in
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:32 PM
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:01 AM
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Bcg email me if you can I have a few questions. Lawnenforcement2013@yahoo.com
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:28 PM
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Bcg. Email me when u get chance
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:34 PM
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I layed sod today and used Lesco 18-24-12, I've never had a problem and always a good result. But in Indiana so idk how the soil in Texas is.
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:59 AM
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The reason to use a starter fertilizer is to get the roots to knit into the ground, hence you want something light on N nitrogen and heavy on phosphorus (P).

phosphorus (P) will make the roots grow and help with knitting.

Be honest though, will just use regular fertilizer. The big difference here on the west coast vs east coast installs, here because of smaller areas sodded, you will find auto irrigation where in the east, until recently your dependent on natural rain fall or manual watering.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:44 AM
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It's funny that I just seen your located in Temple. I laid sod in several of the new housing sub-divisions in the Belton and Temple area both. I'm confused by your wording if the lawn has already been sodded or not. The first 45 days, use a low nitrogen formula. Lowes has a 5-10-15 available I've had excellent results with. After that, you know as well as I do Baramuda is a nitrogen hog. If the lawn hasn't been sodded yet, tell them no bueno on that Baramuda in the shade. If they have the money and want a good looking lawn in the Shade around here Zoysia is the first pick. St. Augustine is the most common and does good in the shade if cut at the right height. If the sod is already laid, the builder cheeped out and used Baramuda on the lot because of the cheap cost per pallet. All you can do is explain this to them and offer to help them if they have the funds to do so. If not, there are cheaper alternatives. If re-doing the entire lawn with Zoysia or St. Augustine isn't a choice, then the only other thing you can do is as mentioned above, start tree trimming. Here's my personal lawn (Zoysia) under shade. I don't care what kind of lawn it is, if trying to maintain a nice lawn whether it's "shade tollerant" or not, always trim or prune tree branches within eight feet of the ground and thin out the canopy to allow as much sun-light as possible. If the Baramuda has already been put down or put down within the last 45 days, the only thing I can recommend other than replacing the Baramuda is a low nitrogen fertilizer to start it off, (5-10-15) and trimming the trees.

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Our Zoysia at around 7/8 of an inch after trimming the large Oak tree and two other tree's along the fence line.

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Milorganite. I have used this product on many occasions after I have laid sod with no negative results at all.
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YES. You beat me to it. Milorganite spread before sod install will have you rooted in VERY fast. GREAT for new sod.

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Old 04-20-2014, 11:08 AM
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Yes the Bermuda sod has already been laid about 45 days now. 25k square of it by heart of texas landscape. (Crap job). And im fixing there work. Thanks for the info. Also. St augustine should be cut high. 3-5 once actively growing in summer
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