St Augustine/ Floritam

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by, May 15, 2007.

  1. LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,136

    Can anyone recomend good fert for floritam? I have a yard that is 3/4 floritam and 1/4 bahia. How can I get the floritam to take over?

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,197

    Soil test for St. Augustine from County Extention Agent to start would be your best route. Apply recommended amt. Generally St. Augustine likes it nitrogen (1lb/K) in May, June, July. Do not add any N after about August 20th (This will probably differ in Fl.) Don't really know why but grass needs to rest before going into dormancy. Give it a little extra potassiuim during dormancy. Roots need to have the potash activated in the soil ready for the next growing season. Ric, a member here, is the real pro on Flordia St. Augustine.
  3. LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,136

    Thanks! I appreciate it!
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956


    I am very close to your area. I can provide full service to your customer. Service calls with application to the Cape start at only $ 75.00 plus fuel surcharge. I recommend a 8 step year round program.
  5. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 972

    lesco makes a good 24-2-11 slow release and a 20-0-10 w/chelated iron

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