The Q&A Archives: Tifton Burmuda fertilization

Question: We moved into a new house in Dec with new Tifton burmuda sod. When/what fertilizer should be used. Also, a few weeds have popped up. is it safe to use a weed killer owill it harm the new sod?

Answer: Your hybrid bermuda lawn requires nitrogen to help keep it green. In April you can apply 1 to 1.5 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. and feed again in June. I would hand dig the weeds for now and use a pre-emergent herbicide on the lawn next February. There are several available, include a corn gluten based herbicide (Concern Weed Prevention Plus) which will also provide some nitrogen to your turn. Best wishes with your new landscape!

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