Tag Archive: Fertilize

When is the Best Time to Fertilize Your Perennial Pastures?

Cheryl Mackowiak, Soils Specialist Fig. 2. Argentine bahiagrass under different management. From left to right: Over-grazing (>80% forage removed weekly), recommended grazing (50% of forage removed weekly), and no grazing (forage not removed). It is June and we are fast approaching the longest day of the year (June 21st). You may wonder what day length …

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It is Futile to Fertilize After September

Fertilizer: Image Credit UF / IFAS In Florida, all of our lawn grasses begin to fade and slowdown in growth during fall.They are supposed to go dormant. Some will go dormant earlier than others based on species, location and  management. The grasses we use to create lawns are warm season grasses such as centipedegrass, St. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/07/it-is-futile-to-fertilize-after-september/

Wait Until Mid April to Fertilize North Florida Lawns

Cold injury to lawn from too early fertilizer application. Credit: Larry Williams It’s too early to fertilize our warm-season lawn grasses now. This includes the use of fertilizers contained in weed-and-feed products. There are a number of reasons why it’s best to wait to fertilize your lawn. First, the soil temperature is too cool for …

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Why Fertilize Your Vegetable Garden Soils?

Soil Sampling may save you time and money! As spring approaches, many Florida homeowners are gearing up to grow their own vegetables. The most frequently asked question this time of year is, “why do I need to fertilize my soil?” The answer is simple – – not all nutrients are present in the right amounts …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/01/why-fertilize-your-vegetable-garden-soils/

Wait to Fertilize Lawn

Fertilizing your lawn before the soil temperature is adequately warm results in waste of fertilizer and possible lawn injury. Close up of cold injured lawn grass blades Lawn cold injury from too early fertilizer application Despite the fact that you can easily force your lawn to turn green early with many of the high nitrogen …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/02/22/wait-to-fertilize-lawn/

Why Fertilize Your Vegetable Garden Soil

Eddie Powell Extension Horticultural Courtesy Agent I Walton County pep5@ufl.edu With spring in full swing many Florida homeowners are gearing up to grow their own vegetables. The most frequently asked question this time of year is, “why do I need to fertilize my soil?” The answer is simple – – not all nutrients are present in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/10/why-fertilize-your-vegetable-garden-soil/