Fall lawn maintenance

Asked October 9, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

Is it too late to apply preemergent herbicide and fall fertilizer to our hybrid bermuda lawn? Guidelines as to type and order in which to apply? Thanks!

Bexar County Texas

3 Responses


Apply at this time, an 18-6-12 analysis at a rate of 5 to 7 pounds per 1000 square feet or 20 pounds of an Organic/Natural derived granulated formulation. Fertilize everything else as well and water it in real well.

'Amaze' pre-emergent herbicide granules may be applied at this time as well, to help with the prevention of some winter weed pressure.

Good Luck!

David Rodriguez
Extension Horticulturist- Bexar County
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 212
San Antonio, TX 78230

Thank you so much!