What fall fert mixture in Louisiana

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by soilsample, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. soilsample

    soilsample LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Hello gentlemen, I'm a homeowner who is trying to continually improve my lawn.
    THe lawn is primarily bermuda with some large patches of St Augustine (which I would like to overrun the bermuda eventually).

    I'm getting ready to apply my fall fertilizer. I've not had a soil test done, but my soil has a hard clay base, not much loam.

    Last spring I used 13-13-13 with good results.

    I'm not sure if this would be OK for fall.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

    Forgot to mention, this application will be done with granular, from a push cart type spreader.
  2. quiet

    quiet LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 720

    For a homeowner, I'd recommend Scott's Southern Turf Builder. Now is a good time.

    I believe it is a 26-3-14 analysis that's high in sulfur also. I don't know what kind of soil you have there in Louisiana, tho. And how are your winter temps? Are you near the Gulf where you hardly ever have a frost or freeze, or up north where you can get surprisingly cold (for us Southerners) for brief periods in the winter?

    Also, MSMA will do a lot of real damage to the St. Aug while the Bermuda will tolerate it, though brown out for a while . . .

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