fert. in louisiana

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by LawnPro19, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. LawnPro19

    LawnPro19 LawnSite Senior Member
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    just curious how soon can i put down some turf builder on centipede in south louisiana????
     
  2. LawnPro19

    LawnPro19 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 254

    are what fertilizer do you suggest.. i want to create lawn envy in a new neighborhood i jus got into... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
     
  3. PHS

    PHS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 724

    I wait until April after greenup. I wouldn't try to pump up Centipede with a bunch of N, that leads to problems. 1-1.5#'s per year with some iron is plenty. Get a soil test, topdress, mow properly and irrigate if needed, the grass will look fine. I over seeded this winter too and maintained it nicely and I got way more compliments about that than how the lawn looked in the summer. Here's a pic of my Centipede lawn from last summer and not much had been done do it since I had only moved in at the beginning of the year. Maybe not the envy of the neighborhood but I'm happy with it. I have an old 21" mower that I use at the house, I keep the blades sharp as a knife and actually that in and of itself makes a big difference in the overall appearance.

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