Bermuda Grass - Knowledgebase Question

Pflugerville, TX (Zone 8B)
Question by tami_malek
May 4, 2005
What is the best fertilizer for Bermuda grass living in central Texas?


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Answer from NGA
May 4, 2005

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Tami,

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question as we are transitioning to a new Q&A system. I hope this reply is not too late to be of help.

The best fertilizer for Bermudagrass in your area is any product with a 4-1-2 or 3-1-2 ratio of nutrients, such as 8-2-4 or 15-5-10. If the first number is from 6 to 10 apply 12 pounds per 1000 square feet of turf. If the first number is from 12 to 16 apply 7 pounds. If it is from 18 to 22 apply 5 pounds. Do this in mid April, late May, and late September. Mow as often as you can as this is an important key to making a Bermudagrass lawn look its best.

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