Late April Lawn Tips 2016

April Lawn Tips for Warm Season Lawns

  • Prepare to fertilize your warm-season lawn (Zoysia, Bermuda, Centipede) after it has fully greened up. In the most southerly areas, soil temperatures are warm enough to fertilize the warm season grasses (soil temps should be above 65 degrees).
  • Our Total Lawn Food 16-4-8 is what you want for Zenith/Leisure Time/Emerald Zoysia lawns and TifTuf/TifGrand/Tifway Bermuda lawns.
  • Your TifBlair Centipede should be fertilized with very little fertilizer. We have our own special formulation just for it with lower nitrogen: Centipede Formulation 5-10-30.
  • If you need to apply Lime to raise the pH, we have limestone. Don't ever apply lime to Centipede lawns, as they like acidic soils.
  • Soil Test Note: Always apply fertilizer and lime based on soil tests. You may need less than you assume!
  • It's seed time again! Danger of frost is past - that means Zenith Zoysia and TifBlair Centipede seed can now be planted safely.

April Lawn Tips for Elite Tall Fescue Lawns

In the Southeast, Tall Fescue is grown north of an imaginary line drawn from Birmingham, through Atlanta and Charlotte, ending in Raleigh.

  • Stop fertilizing Fescue for the summer.
  • With warmer weather fast approaching, it's time to stock up on fungicide for your tall fescue lawns. Read our blog post about fungicide on tall fescue.

Uses for Soil3 Compost sold in our cubic yard BigYellowBag.

Keep a BigYellowBag of Soil3 on hand so it's there when you need it. Cost is $162, including delivery.

  • Starting seeds before you plant them out (it's not too late!)
  • Preparing vegetable beds
  • Preparing summer annual beds
  • Container gardening - plant your summer annuals directly in Soil3
  • Prepping ground for new sod
  • Topdressing your lawn for organic lawn fertilization and to continue building good soil underneath your lawn