When Is The Best Time To Fertilize Or Feed St Augustine Grass In Texas?

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When is the best time to fertilize an established St Augustine lawn? I live in San Antonio Tx


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Answer #1 · Gardenality.com's Answer · Hi Rene - You'll want to fertilize St Augustine grass in mid to late spring after it has greened up and all chances of frost have passed. Fertilizing too early can stimulate to much fresh new growth that could be damaged by a late frost. Use a fertilizer especially made for St Augustine. Many of these are labeled "Centipede & St Augustine Fertilizer" and have no phosphorus (the middle number in fertilizer). Here's a link to a page that has a Do-It-Yourself Lawn Care Program For St Augustine. Look for products offered in your area that are similar to the one's on this program.

http://www.gardenality.com/Green-Business/Page/2/282/Nursery-and-Garden-Centers/Wilson-Bros-Nursery/D-I-Y-LAWN-PROGRAMS.html

Let us know if you need more details or have any other questions.

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Rene Castillo

Rene Castillo · Gardenality Seed · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
I mentioned I was in San Antonio Tx. You posted and answer for Zone 8A. I am in zone 8B. Does that matter? Is the answer the same for both these regions since they are so closed together?

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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Rener - Might warm up just a little learlier in 8b than in 8a but the same thing applies: You'll want to fertilize St Augustine grass in mid to late spring; after it has greened up and all chances of frost have passed. Some years it warms up earlier and sometimes later so watch local forecasts closely. Typically, for St Augustine grass, if you wait until the end of April or first of May all chances of frost have passed. Using a slow-release fertilizer is helpful as all or part of the nitrogen (first number in fertilizer) will release slowly over time instead of releasing all at once causing accelerated growth that might make the grass grow fast but weaken plants over time. Let us know if you need more details. We're at your service. - Brent

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