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Old 03-06-2016, 11:44 AM
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laid centipede sod a few weeks back, added a little lime.....is 13-13-13 good to use? if so how much? have about 8k sq ft I want to fertilize
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Old 03-06-2016, 12:12 PM
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Best to have the soil under the sod tested by your county extension service. That will tell you what fertilizer needs exist for your new lawn

In general, grass needs nitrogen (N) and potassium (K), but phosphorus (P) is plentiful in many soils. Because that's the case for my lawn, I use a 20-0-10 fertilizer with 1% iron.

The best form of nitrogen to use for a lawn is slow-release, which the 13-13-13 may not have. Limit the amount of nitrogen you apply to no more than 1 lb of nitrogen/1000 sq ft of lawn. For example, 40 lbs of 20-0-10 for your 8,000 sq ft.
http://landimpressions.com/establishing_sod.html
http://msucares.com/lawn/lawn/fertilization/

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Old 03-06-2016, 12:32 PM
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^^^^^^thanks for the links......great advice
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Old 03-06-2016, 01:39 PM
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dont fertilize til late april
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Old 03-06-2016, 04:49 PM
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Do not fertilize the sod for a month after it has been laid. In the first year, apply 1 pound of ammonium nitrate per 1000 square feet in July. After the first year, apply 4 pounds of 15-0-15 two times: once after spring green-up and once in mid-summer.

Kill all weeds by spraying the area with a non-selective weed killer two weeks before planting.
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Old 03-06-2016, 05:01 PM
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Centipede is a light feeder. Absolutely hates phosphorus (middle number). As suggested get a soil test and go from there
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Old 03-06-2016, 05:41 PM
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Soli test to confirm, fetrilize accordingly.
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Do not use Weed and Feed anywhere near trees!!!!


Just an FYI


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Old 03-07-2016, 12:35 PM
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This is a link to the fertilizer and weed prevention program that I use. I have no affiliation with the company. If you are a good bit away from SC you will likely need something slightly different.

http://www.wplawinc.com/centipede-grass
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:14 PM
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A little reading the the john... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fertilizer
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Don't use my theory.....if a little works good, a lot has to be great!! Ended up killing all vegetation for a few years because I put on way to much fertilizer.
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:57 PM
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lime lime and more lime get soil tested
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