Lawn Programs – Warm Season Grass Tips (Bermuda)

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  • As with Cool Season Grasses a basic lawn program should include granular fertlizer in the Spring and Fall.   The remainder of the year the program should consist of the following liquid program that has been very successful with golf courses.  We do sell granular fertlizers in certain areas.  Ask about our pricing.
  • Use the same program as for Cool Season Grasses only increase application rates of NPK 16-4-8 or 10-8-8 or 12-0-12 NPK up to 12 ounces per thousand square feet.
  • A basic lawn program should include either 16-4-8 or 10-8-8 or 12-0-12 NPK along with a monthly use of Soil Amend or Soil Amend Plus and GSR MicroBurst Calcium or GSR Turf Rite Calcium.  This can be supplemented with ECO MicroBoost or Dark Green for more green color and to add micronutrients to the soil. Bio-Degrader should be used when there is excessive thatch.  SSP can be used if the lawn is compacted
  • Foliar liquid products last about 14-21 days and in some cases 28 days.   Apply 16-4-8, or 10-8-8 or 12-0-12 NPK every 14-21 days.
  • Mix it with Soil Amend Plus at least every month.  For darker green color mix 16-4-8 or 10-8-8 with 12-0-12 NPK with Dark Green or ECO MicroBoost.
  • Most  products may be able to be mixed together depending on the amount of water and the sprayer. Dark Green and MicroBoost may not mix well with other products.
  • Apply 16-4-8, or 10-8-8 or 12-0-12 NPK at 12 ounces per thousand square feet of lawn.
  • Soil Amend can be applied at 6-7 ounces per thousand square feet of lawn.
  • Dark Green and ECO MicroBoost should be applied at 4- 6 ounces per thousand square feet of turf.
  • GSR MicroBurst Calcium or GSR Turf Rite Calcium  should be applied monthly at 2 ounces  per thousand square feet for GSR MicroBurst Calcium and 3 ounces for GSR Turf Rite Calcium
  • Any of these products can be skipped, but the most important product for lawns are the NPK Fertilizers 16-4-8 or 10-8-8 or 12-0-12   or  GSR MicroBurst Calcium.  NPK fertilizers  should not be skipped.
  • All our liquid products can be injected into irrigation systems.
  • Summary

    16-4-8 or 10-8-8 or 12-0-12 NPK  every 14-21 days.  12 ounces per thousand square feet.

    Soil Amend or Soil Amend Plus. Every month.  6-7 ounces per thousand square feet.

    GSR MicroBurst Calcium or GSR Turf Rite Calcium  Apply every month.    2 ounces per thousand square feet for GSR MicroBurst Calcium and 3 ounces for GSR Turf Rite Calcium

    ECO MicroBoost or Dark Green.   Every 14-28 days.  4- 6 ounces per thousand square feet.

    Bio-Degrader as needed.  3 ounces per thousand square feet.

    SSP as needed.  1-2 ounces per thousand square feet.

    Always test mixtures for spraying compatibility before mixing large amounts together.

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