Fertilization Thanks for all the help! Instead I had a neighbor to mow the entire lawn with her riding lawn mower to mulch up the pine straw since no one raked the pine straw during the winter. Fairy rings appear as circular green or dead areas that continue to enlarge for several years (see Diseases of Warm-Season Grasses, AG-360). Not only is lighting functional, but it also creates a mood and atmosphere in any room. During the green up period, the new growth in your lawn is very tender and can be harmed by the broadleaf herbicides in weed and feed products. I live in Murrells Inlet, SC. Understand that Centipede forms its own spread of topsoil once it greens up along with a couple trims. Thank you It requires only 1⁄2 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet per year, doesn’t need to be mowed frequently, and grows well in full sun to moderate shade. Ironite 2/3 times a year early/late summer for yellowing. I live in Summerville, SC. Keep it mowed to a height of about 2 inches. This year it’s worse than it’s ever been. We provide questions to Danny Lipford, America’s leading home improvement expert, on a weekly basis. Mow centipede grass once it grows and fills in the bare spots. I jumped the gun and put out 100 lbs of 16-4-8 on my centipede lawn. Thanks for any advise you can give! Fertilization I was told by the contractor that seeded my already centipede lawn that I need to spread 25 bags of pelletized lime right away on the lawn. ft. There was a minor drought during that time we moved. I have weeds everywhere and applied a weed and feed in March when the temperatures shot up to 80+ for over a week. If you suspect nematode damage, contact your county Extension Center about soil testing. Follow March through May guidelines. ft. – giving me the recommended amount of 2 lb.s nitrogen / 1,000 sq.ft. As for yellow spots in the yard simply go back and hand throw a small amount of fertilizer in those areas. The beginning of the growing season is called “green up,” as the grasses once again send up bright green blades and the lawn starts actively growing. When all of your grass is green and completely out of dormancy, apply 16-4-8 + Iron to Bermudagrass and Zoysiagrass. Insect Control The best time to fertilize centipede is late April or early May. DO NOT apply nitrogen at this time. Centipedegrass is sensitive to certain herbicides (like 2,4-D, MSMA), so be careful and follow label directions. Also, make sure to use a phosphorus free fertilizer as centipede does not use much phosphorus and can actually be harmed by it. Very helpful! Thanks for your question! There are large areas of my centipede lawn that has been taken over by another type of grass. “Oh yeah….lastly, around the time your Centipede grass is trying to green up, do not put any kind of “Weed-B-Gone” or herbicide on the lawn while it is dormant. Pre-emergent goes down again in late November/early December. You generally can't even set a mower to mow that close. It’s April 8th in Cameron, NC and my centipede grass is still mostly brown. Just keep it watered AND cut it twice a week, varying the pattern (vertical, horizontal, roadways) and don’t bag clippings – let them mulch back into grass. Just wondered Thanks in advance. We had a devastating winter and it destroyed much of my lawn. April 5th, 2015 at 9:50 pm Thanks! of 0.3 lb.s. (50 lbs. Fertilize with 1 pound of potassium (K2O) per 1,000 square feet 4 to 6 weeks before the first expected frost using 1.6 pounds of muriate of potash (0-0-60) or 2 pounds of potassium sulfate (0-0-50). I put 15-0-15 on my yard March 8, 2012. What more can I do to rid the weeds and get a healthy lawn? A high potassium fertilizer can be applied in August. Apply too soon and it may be wasted. It’s best to fertilize cool season grasses in the fall. Please advise. Over the past five years – my lawn has degraded to such a poor state (fungus, holes, weeds) it looks as if it could almost use a complete remove and replace in order to restore it to it’s original condition. However,…… it did not have a pre emerge in the fall due to damage done the previous year from Bonus S by Scotts. Fertilize centipede in June with ½ lb. On the other hand, if your area is known to be very sandy where you have to heavily water your lawns, you can fix that by dropping some bags of cheap $1.xx bags of topsoil from Lowe’s….you don’t have to buy Scott’s brand….it’s all the same, don’t be fooled – – get the cheap bags of topsoil….once again it’s all the same. It does not tolerate traffic, compaction, high-phosphorus soils, low-potassium soils, high pH, excessive thatch, drought, or heavy shade. Follow March through May guidelines until the lawn browns (becomes dormant). Use ½ to 1 pound of nitrogen per 1000 square feet of lawn each time based on soil type. I live on the outskirts of Conway, SC where we get very little rain. These suggested management practices will help you care for your lawn throughout the year. SINCE IT WAS JUST LAID, I WAS TOLD TO WATER IT A LOT. As I said previously, there’s a Science to taking care of your Centipede lawn. The when should I apply fertilizer? Ok so the way I read the following quoted passage this was a little confusing to me. Then water to keep soil from becoming powder dry. Which fertilizer is best for someone with those conditions? on 3/4 acrea. Cooperative Extension prohibits discrimination and harassment regardless of age, color, disability, family and marital status, gender identity, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation and veteran status. And what about lawn crickets. But more than that, thank you for not having the page covered with ad’s…. Are there any products you would recommend? I fertilized in July and lime in August. Clay soils ½ pound per 1000 square feet. I moved into a new construction home last Nov(16), and the builder applied NEW centipede sod as my lawn. Location, terrain, soil type and condition, age of the lawn, previous lawn care, and other factors affect turf performance, so adjust these practices to suit your lawn. The more I work with the lawn it more frustrated I become. I have centipede grass and other grass. They just want you to buy from there of course. what is the weed app for centipede grass, would like to see the answers to the above questions, thank you new subscriber. Spray on days when temp is 85 or below early-mid morning. I thought about burning the yard and see if that would help but just read not to do that. In upstate SC, I use Milorganite when the grass is about 80-90% green in Spring, late Spring and June and GrubEx as a preventive in late June. Pre-emergent herbicides control summer annual grassy weeds such as crabgrass. We can’t answer all the questions we receive due to the high volume (2 million+ monthly visitors! Some maintenance programs provided by professional lawn care service companies differ from recommendations given here and are equally effective. It does its productive growth between April and September. Overseeding your lawn in North Carolina is a great way to get a thick healthy lawn and fill in bare spots, but it’s important to find just the right time of the year to do it. We encourage the community to help each other when they can. N.C. Late July/early August apply Max Green again – not later. Winterville NC. It is quite expensive! Fertilize your centipede grass twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. At the coast, a second fertilization in August may help. Sandy soils often require 1⁄2 inch of water every third day if rainfall is insufficient. Just a few days ago a frost came in and knocked it back (sending it back dormant). A 2- or 3-inch blade spacing set 1⁄4-inch deep in one direction works best. Ok, I can comment from experience. What do you suggest I do? Thanks for your help in this mater. Trees and grass don’t mix. I live in Eastern NC and its early April. We are in georgetown, sc. and I have centipede grass. Here are a few tips to keep in mind: Centipede grass doesn’t respond well to high doses of fertilizer. Now that spring is here it looks like I am getting a fungus again as well as bare spots and moles. This generally takes 80+ consistent day highs in temperatures to achieve this temperature. The problem is we have experienced a very early spring in the south. By using different lighting combinations, the same room can take on a whole new look. I JUST PAID A LOT OF MONEY TO SOD MY YARD WITH CENTIPEDE. Be careful not to set the mower too low, as it might scalp the lawn. Yellow appearance may indicate an iron deficiency. Any hope here? Early March is the time to apply pre-emergent herbicides to lawns in southeastern North Carolina. Apply postemergence herbicides as needed to control summer annual and perennial broadleaf weeds like knotweed, spurge, and lespedeza. When dogwoods are in full bloom, apply preemergence herbicides to control crab- grass, goosegrass, and foxtail. If so, what type No. I used 175 lbs. Centipedegrass DOES NOT like phosphate (phosphorus) – – the middle number has to be ZERO ( X – 0 – X ). You have entered an incorrect email address! Oh yeah….lastly, around the time your Centipede grass is trying to green up, do not put any kind of “Weed-B-Gone” or herbicide on the lawn while it is dormant. Fertilize with 1⁄2 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet in mid-June using a high potassium fertilizer like 5-5-15 or 8-8-24 (the third number gives potassium content). Does lawn need to be wet or dry when you apply 15-0-15 to your lawn? This started in early March and my centipede grass is still dormant. Warm season grasses like Bermuda, Zoysia, St. Augustine, Centipede & Paspalum. Take my word for this also. Weed Control Mowing Any suggestions? Submit a soil sample for analysis every 3 years to determine nutrient requirements. It takes up to 3 years to establish a new lawn (see Carolina Lawns, AG-69). Or try something else and keep the centipede? If time constraints require you to treat your lawn earlier than recommended, use fertilizer only rather than a weed and feed product. CentipedeGrass.com - BEST TIME. If centipedegrass continues to die in a certain location, you may need to choose another species. Centipede grass doesn’t respond well to high doses of fertilizer. Sorry that seemed contradictory to me or can someone explain to me why I am not seeing it right. Look for ratios such as 15-0-15 or 16-4-8, which are both good for centipede grass. Most of the growth occurs in late spring and summer months. — Read our Your lawn needs 1 inch of water every week. Upon questioning the experts – I was told this would be accomplished by applying 2lb. how is that 16 0 8 centipede weed and feed fer on new lawn one year old? I live in Easley, SC. Follow label directions. Centipedegrass should only receive one fertilizer application in June and the application should be low in nitrogen. That was 2 weeks ago and it doesn’t seem to have done any good. I started works on Centepede plugs because there is high chances of development.so far im satisfied with the results. of 15-0-15 – which equals 0.5 lbs. We have had a very hot summer. Most soils in North Carolina are acidic and often require the application of lime to sweeten the soil. N.C. You can tell that your grass is still active by the the strong green color. Power rake (vertical mow) to remove thatch (the layer of undecomposed grass) in late May if it is thicker than 1⁄2 inch. You will more than likely NOT find these in Lowe’s or Home Depot (tried them). This height reduction should be done just before the time of lawn green-up, which usually occurs during late April or early May. Last year it looked really bad from the roundup I used. For cool-season bluegrass, fescue, or rye grass, their most active root growth happens in early fall, and for warm-season grasses such as Bermuda grass, zoysia, and St. Augustine, they do better with a fertilizer boost in spring. Looks okay but yellowish. Should I use a weed and feed product?” – Bill. Thanks for sharing your experiences, Alvin! Thanks for your help! APRIL 1, 2017 IN SENECA, SC AND WAS WONDERING HOW TO TREAT MY NEW CENTIPEDE SOD I HAD PLACED ON MY YARD LAST YEAR, IT’S STARTING TO TURN GREEN IN SOME PLACS AND OTHERS STILL BROWN.. HAVE LOTS OF OTHER KINDS OF GRASS GROWING.. When Should You Fertilize Centipede Grass? Follow March through May guidelines. Oh yeah….lastly, around the time your Centipede grass is trying to green up, do not put any kind of “Weed-B-Gone” or herbicide on the lawn while it is dormant. Give it a read and let’s see if that helps. There is no grass there, only centipede seed, which I think has washed down hill due to a flood of water recently. Grass will green up within 24 hours. We’ve never had problems with weed and feed before. I just started the pre-emergent in march. the bag will cover in order to get the correct pounds of nitrogen per pound/per 1,000 sq.ft. Mowing: Mow the lawn slightly lower than the regular summer mowing height. It does need a little bit of Nitrogen & Potassium. This publication printed on: Dec. 28, 2020, NC Apply lime or sulfur ONLY if the soil test recommends it. Since 2012 there have been quite a few comments, numerous questions, and a limited amount of accurate responses. Figured it would be easiest if I copied/pasted since it was good advice AND accurate (which is sometimes hard to find these days). This is iron chlorosis which could be due to a higher than acceptable soil pH range for Centipede (5.0-6.0 is ideal), applying too much nitrogen in spring, fertilizing too early in spring, irrigating too early in the spring, or all the above. We did a great job keeping the sod watered during those times. What is the best way to get rid of it and why does it occur? Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Generally, you’ll want to fertilize your grass a couple of weeks after the grass turns green, but before the temperature starts reaching above 85F. Mowing Read our You may have to visit an Ace Hardware, or some kind of country, farm store. Thanks for visiting TodaysHomeowner.com. Some broadleaf weed control herbicides and mismanagement can cause similar symptoms, so talk with your Cooperative Extension agent. When may I apply lime granules to my centepede grass? When to Fertilize Centipede Winter - December through Early February. Fertilization Does grub control kill those as well?? On the other hand, if your area is known to be very sandy where you have to heavily water your lawns, you can fix that by dropping some bags of cheap $1.xx bags of topsoil from Lowe’s….you don’t have to buy Scott’s brand….it’s all the same, don’t be fooled – – get the cheap bags of topsoil….once again it’s all the same. Based on the latest soil test – I was told to apply 2lb. A&T State University, in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Now it’s still brown. When To Apply Winterizer Fertilizer You should apply winterizer when the grass stops growing in the fall, but while it is still active in the root system. You’re wasting your time…. Water generously 3-4 times a week in early morning only. Just got some more centipede sod. It also … Tuffest1 gave the best info on centipede grass, thank you that sure helps me out. If you want your grass a little dark green in July, throw a little ironite on it and water in. I started using the right fertilizer two years ago and yard looks good. I living in South Carolina Would you please tell me when and how to kill weeds won’t hurts my centipedes grass ?thank you! Ron. People, I second what Brian mentioned. This is somewhat confusing because – in the literal sense – 2lb.s of nitrogen is not the same as 2lb.s of 15-0-15. Hey, You can also thatch the yard when full green. Tuffest1 Says: You should try to flush it away somehow. TIming really all depends on your area, but a good rule of thumb is to wait until the weather is warm but when the daily high is still below 85 degrees fahrenheit. One fan may have the answer to another fan’s question, and we think that’s awesome. Thanks for visiting todayshomeowner.com! My centipede grass is pretty green right now (grass is about 1 yr old)when should I use Scotts weed and feed on lawn? Centipede does not like phosphorus. Backed by his 40-year remodeling career, Danny served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s The Early Show and The Weather Channel for more than a decade. Description. Check for and control any white grubs (see White Grub Control in Turf, AG-366). In fact – one has to determine how much nitrogen there is in 1lb. How soon can I fertilize it? Our centipede seems to be destroyed, mostly weeds have come up this year. These products are usually applied as a granular and then watered in to the lawn. Site and soil preparation, including fertilization, are especially important. Does great and will not harm your centipede. I had alot of thatch build up starting out this year. Has no one figured out yet that this is no a place to ask questions? of 15-0-14 per M). lsukevinc Posts: 5 Joined: Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:52 pm Location: Raleigh, NC Grass Type: Bermuda tiff turf Lawn Size: 10,000 sf Mower: gas powered. The best time to do that is right before Winter subsides. Another application of slow-release fertilizer in late October to early November will promote earlier green-up in the spring, without the … He graded a hillside in order to build a cement driveway. The ideal time to apply fertilizer, or weed and feed products, to centipede grass is a few weeks after green up, but before temperatures start topping 85° F. That’s usually around mid-May, but let your lawn be your guide. Nematode damage appears as weak areas invaded by weeds. My question is because the sod is only 6mths applied should I panic, or how to treat that particular area? Applying fertilizer in late August or early September, however, will add nutrients that help the grass to overcome summer stresses. Or should I not and Just use Scotts turf builder fertilizer. In addition, feeding too early can cause growth that may be damaged by late cold snaps. I don’t see many weeds yet the lawn is one year old. ft. Selected questions receive a moderator’s answer, as the comments form states. Now, we’re trying to establish a centieped lawn in the front yard since we had it graded and redesigned. I live in NC my lawn is centipede grass I have bare spots and lots of weeds. If your looking for a thick, lush darker green lawn, I suggest you invest in Zoysia or Bermuda grass. I liked the info on centipede grass. What steps should I take to keep my lawn healthy. Centipedegrass (Eremochloa ophiuroides) is a slow-growing, coarse-textured, warm-season turf that is adapted for use in low maintenance situations.It is often referred to as "lazy man's grass" due to its infrequent mowing and fertilization requirements. 2) thinning lawn; Centipede grass is a common choice of turf for lawns in the southeastern U.S. nitrogen/ 1000 sq. Seeds germinate in 28 days, but establishment is slow. commitment to diversity. Fertilization Fertilize with 1½ pounds of 0-0-60 per 1,000 square feet 4 – 6 weeks before the first expected frost to promote hardiness. We love when the community shares great information with each other. Or should I not and Just use Scotts turf builder fertilizer. We’re not able to answer every question due to the high volume of mail we receive and Danny’s busy schedule, but we sure do our best. It is the end of March in NW AL and my centipede lawn has lots of weeds. Centipede – Fertilizing Centipedegrass is a warm season grass. The ideal time to apply fertilizer, or weed and feed products, to centipede grass is a few weeks after green up, but before temperatures start topping 85° F. That’s usually around mid-May, but let your lawn be your guide. Centipede fertility is a little different than other lawns so read our Fertilizer Tricks for your Centipede Lawn. Rolled up for 3 days. Note: Centipede lawns doesn’t take to well to large amounts of Nitrogen though – – so, heavy Compost users, don’t smother and kill your centipede lawn(s). Receive Email Notifications for New Publications. Apply broadleaf herbicides as necessary to control chickweed and henbit. Finally, take care to not over apply nitrogen. What can I do to kill the weeds and not hurt the grass? I live in Murrells Inlet SC and have centipede grass. Ok, I can comment from experience. I don’t add any other fertilizer. My yard has been sodded with centipede grass and some weeds have started growing , what can I spray to kill the weeds but not harm the grass. I live in Conway, SC. NEVER burn off centipedegrass to remove excessive debris. The grass then puts up taller shoots, up to 2 inches. I have had centipede grass for 30 years. 2 years ago it seemed a little worse so I spot sprayed with roundup. I live in near Myrtle Beach, SC. Centipede should be mowed to a height of 1 inch and should not be allowed to grow more than 1½ inch tall. For this reason, fertilizer applications should be done in the late spring, after green-up and in mid summer. I have a mature centipede lawn, but I have several problems, more pronounced this last year: NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. Thanks. NEVER burn off centipedegrass to remove excessive debris. I live in Jackson, GA on a lake. I have a centipede lawn, used weed and feed (sparingly), this spring, used fungus killer and fertilizer, 15-0-15. Fertilizing any more than this can lead to problems with your centipede grass lawn. But I also want to feed my lawn too. In this calculation, I would need four (4) bags of 15-0-15 to cover 15,000 sq. – I would actually apply only 30 pounds of 15-0-15 containing a total of 4.5 lb.s nitrogen – and therefore a total amount of nitrogen/per 1,000 sq.ft. Lightly apply a nitrogen rich fertilizer once in the spring and again in the fall. If possible, use a mower with a bagger to collect the clippings and remove any dead material left from winter dormancy… Nobody answers, this is just for comments only. email@example.com, wow a lot of info about centipede grass, but nothing about when you should start your first application of pre~emergent as well as your first application of fertilizer ?? A power rake with a 1-inch blade spacing may severely damage the lawn. 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