Grass - Knowledgebase Question

Jacksonville, Fl
Question by sgdavis09
September 25, 2009
Just wanted some tips on taking care of my grass. I have Bahia grass.


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Answer from NGA
September 25, 2009

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Fall fertilization is recommended for bahia grass. Apply 1 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet (e.g., 6.5 lbs 15?0?14 or 6.25 lbs 16?4?8 per 1,000 square feet) in September. A yellow appearance may be an indication of iron deficiency. If this is a problem with your lawn, spray ferrous sulfate (2 ounces in 3 to 5 gallons of water per 1,000 square feet) or use a chelated iron source to enhance color as needed.

Continue irrigating as needed to prevent drought stress. Apply 3/4 inch of water when turf wilts, turns gray-green in color, and/or footprinting occurs. If you have water restrictions, irrigation may be discontinued during extended dry periods, if temporary brown dormant turf is not objectionable.

For a year around care calendar, visit the following University of Florida website: http://pinellas.ifas.ufl.edu/h...

Best wishes with your lawn!

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