Summer Fertilization for Bermuda Grass: A Technical Guide

Nitrogen Application Rates

During summer, Bermuda grass is in its prime growing season. Continue applying 0.5-1.0 lbs of Nitrogen (N) per thousand square feet monthly, as established in previous growing seasons.

Targeted Fertilization

For areas that are thin or bare, consider increasing the Nitrogen application rate to up to 1.5 lbs per thousand square feet monthly. This higher rate aims to accelerate turf density and fill in bare spots more rapidly.

Lowe’s and SiteOne both carry ammonium sulfate (21-0-0) which is great for high PH lawns.

Watering Considerations

When applying higher rates of Nitrogen, ensure adequate watering in the targeted areas. Insufficient water can limit the effectiveness of the fertilizer and may lead to nutrient runoff, negating the intended benefits.

Recommendation

Maintain a consistent Nitrogen application rate of 0.5-1.0 lbs per thousand square feet for general lawn areas. For thin or bare spots, increase the rate to 1.5 lbs, ensuring adequate watering to maximize fertilizer efficacy. This approach aligns with advanced nutrient management strategies, optimizing both immediate turf quality and long-term resilience.


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