What’s The Best Fertilizer for Your St. Augustine Grass Lawn?
In this video, Houston Grass South Owner Michael Romine talks about choosing the best fertilizer for St. Augustine grass. Michael was raised in the family grass business, and he sells the high quality grass grown on his family farm in Bay City, TX. Call us at 281-431-7441 or send us an email through our contact form for more information.
Here’s a summary of the Best Fertilizer for St. Augustine Grass video:
What is the best fertilizer for St. Augustine grass? There really is no one brand name that’s the best fertilizer. You’ve got Scotts and Nitrophos and LESCO and there’s just a ton of them if you just go in the Lowes and Home Depot and in some of the specialty stores.
They’ve all got fertilizers and they tout them as having different attributes and what not. We just really recommend a balanced fertilizer meaning 15-5-10, the three numbers ( nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) that are on every bag of fertilizer. They all have the same three ingredients.
The best thing that you can do is spend the money and take the time and do the soil sampling and send your dirt off to a lab that tests the dirt and can tell you what components need to be added back to it. That goes a lot further and has a lot more to do with fertilizer and what it has in it than anything, but if you don’t do that we recommend a balanced fertilizer, which is like I said the 15-5-10, or Triple 13 or something like that.
That’s got a good balance of all three components in it. Not something, that’s got a very high first number, which is the nitrogen and a zero or something like that. A good balanced fertilizer with a slow release form of nitrogen is great. The slow release nitrogen is an important part of that too and I think that if you follow the directions on the bag, and put it out with your spreader as evenly as you possibly can and really pay attention to that with no more or less frequency than the bag recommends.
As far as timing we recommend at least two fertilizer applications per year for St. Augustine compared with maybe four to six applications per year for the Bermuda grasses to keep them as green as they possibly can be. If you do that and follow the directions, I think you’ll be fine regardless of brand name of fertilizer.
If you have questions about the best fertilizer for your grass — St. Augustine, Bermuda, or Zoysia — please call us for advice.
Houston Grass South delivers top quality grass sod grown on the family farm in Bay City, TX. If you compare on the basis of quality and price, you’d buy your grass sod from Houston Grass South. Call us at 281-431-7441 or use our contact form for more information.