Winterize Centipede and St Augustine

Asked September 12, 2016, 10:06 AM EDT

I live in Madison MS and have an established lawn containing St Augustine in some areas and Centipede in others. Is a Winterize fertilizer 10-0-14 necessary or should I wait until spring to fertilize?

Madison County Mississippi

1 Response

To winterize your lawn, we usually suggest applying the fertilizer about September 1. But it's not too late if applied this weekend and no rain is predicted. You want to irrigation fertilizer once applied to wash the fertilizer off the grass blades. If rain is expected, the rain may runoff your property with the rainwater.

Please also call your county extension office for their opinion

Madison County Extension office

152 Watford Parkway

Canton, Mississippi