winterize lawn - Knowledgebase Question

N. Augusta, SC
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Question by carlton207
November 3, 2005
Which fertilizer and winterizer is good for St. Augustine and centipede grass?

Most say not to use on St. Augustine and I have a combination of both.

Thanks for your time.

Answer from NGA
November 3, 2005
Both Centipede and St. Augustine are warm season grasses and neither needs a fall application of fertilizer. As the temperatures cool down, both will go dormant (Centipede is slightly more cold tolerant so may remain greener longer than the St. Augustine). In the spring, both grasses will green up again. You can fertilize in the spring when the grasses begin growing. If you want a green lawn over the winter months, you can over seed with a cool season annual such as rye. Best wishes with your lawn.

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