This includes Bermuda, Zoysia, St. Augustine, Centipede, etc.
Test the pH level in your soil. If the pH level is too low, add Lime to raise it; if it is too high, add sulfur to lower it. If the soil is too hard and compact to work with, add some Live Earth Humates or Gypsum to loosen the soil. The Humates will not only help to loosen the soil, but it will help with overall soil health and fertilization in the future. If your pH is right where you want it to be (6-7), our Lime Lite is a pH maintainer, and it will help to keep the pH where it needs to be. One bag of our Lime Lite will cover 6,000 square feet.
MID FEBRUARY TO MID MARCH
Make an application of 0-0-7 Pre-emergent Weed Control. Apply at a rate of 4-5.5 lbs. per 1,000 square feet of lawn. A 50# bag will cover 9,000-12,500 square feet of lawn. (If you plan to over seed your lawn, skip this application because it will hinder the germination of the seed.)
MID MAY TO EARLY JUNE
Lawn may be over seeded at this time at a rate of 3 lbs. of warm season turf seed per 1,000 square feet of lawn (rate may vary based on seed variety). Apply Golden Medallion 18-24-12 at a rate of 4 lbs. per 1,000 square feet of lawn (this is our starter fertilizer). One bag will cover 10,000 square feet. One thing to remember when fertilizing warm season turf is to not apply fertilizer too early in the season to encourage weed growth.
LATE JUNE TO EARLY JULY
Apply Sigma Organic Fertilizer 4-4-4 to your lawn. This product is a chicken litter. It also has Humates, Sulfate of Potash, and Mycorrihizal Fungi mixed in. Apply at a rate of 25 lbs. per 1,000 square feet. It comes in a 50# bag; one bag will cover 2,000 square feet.
Apply Golden Medallion 34-0-0 at a rate of 4 lbs. per 1,000 square feet. It comes in a 40# bag and will cover 10,000 square feet. This will give your warm season turf a boost of Nitrogen to help retain the green color through the end of the summer.
MID TO LATE OCTOBER
To control winter annual weeds, make another application of 0-0-7 Pre-emergent at a rate of 5-5 lbs. per 1,000 square feet.