Landscaping Resource Center
September - December - Fertilize lawn and shrubs with a 3-2-1 ratio, sulphur coated urea with 1 lb. of nitrogen per 1000 sq. ft. This fertilizer should be the last application for the winter months. Please follow manufactures direction on application rates. Each manufacturer will have different rates for their fertilizer. Spot spraying of broadleaf weeds can be made at this time. DO NOT apply fertilizer when the grass is wet.
For St. Augustine lawns watch for Brown Patch. This fungus affects this type of lawn this time year when our nights are cooler and damper. This fungus does not kill the grass but leaves a circular dead patch in the lawn until spring. Apply a fungicide such as Daconil or Bayleton. Follow manufactures directions.
Pre-emergence herbicide can be applied for fall growing weeds. Follow manufactures directions and water into lawn as soon as possible for best results.
Cut sprinkler times back since evaporation is less this time of year.
Plantings to enjoy - Fall flowers for enjoyment: Snapdragons, Marigolds, Mums, Ornamental Chilies, Petunias, Salvias, Zinnias, Cabbage and Kale, and fall blooming grasses, such as, Purple Fountain Grass, Hameln Dwarf Fountain Grass, Mexican Feather Grass, and Muhly Grass.
Planting of Pansies, Dianthus, Alyssum, Cabbage and Kale, English Daisies, Iceland Poppies and Snapdragons can be planted at the end of October into December.
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