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fertilizer question

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by postman, May 7, 2008.

  1. postman

    postman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    would 6-6-18 fertilizer be ok on centipede grass thanks for your help:waving:
  2. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,248

    Centipede needs 1/2lb of fertilizer in spring and fall. That said...Do you have the capacity of spraying liquid fertilizer? If so, Lesco has a wonderful fertilizer 23-0-23 in a 25lb bucket to be mixed with water. The important factor is that the potassium is NOT cholrine derived. Centipede does not like chorline. I'm switching to all liquid. These things should give better results and Thanks to for all of his help. Also, centipede should have some micronutrients because of generally a sandy soil that leaches these out. I have used micronutrients in granular form in past years but have found that the uptake is much better with a liquid. I'm using the 23-0-23 on my lawns in TN last week and already see a major difference.
    If you can't apply liquids, I still suggest that you find a fertilize with your potassium derived from potassium sulfate (SOP). Balance your blend to give 1/2lb/K.

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