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TX Licensed Irrigator 7977

TX Certified Nurseryman 5121

TX Dept of Agriculture 380275

Lawn Care Plans

Lawn Fertilizing Plan Lawn Watering Plan Lawn Mowing Plan




Lawn Fertilizing Plan

This fertilizing plan is designed to allow the lawn to grow at a moderate rate and still have good color.

Fertilizer Ratio
3-2-1
Fertilizer Analysis
15-5-10
Bag Size
40 pounds
Application Rate
5,000 sq. ft.


When to Fertilize

Common Bermuda
April 15
June 1
July 15
September 1
TIF Bermuda
April 1
May 1
June 1
July 1
August1
September 1
St. Augustine
April 15
June 1
September 1
Tall Fescue
March 1
September 15
November 15


Pre-Emergence Times

March 1-15

June 1-15

September 1-15
Fertilizer plus surflan or hiyield crabgrass control (grassy weed control)
Fertilizer plus surflan or hiyield crabgrass control (grassy weed control)
Fertilizer plus surflan or hiyield crabgrass control (grassy weed control) and green light portrait (broad-leaf weed control)




Lawn Watering Plan

Turf grasses vary in their need for water:

  • Common Bermuda
  • TIF Bermuda
  • St. Augustine
  • Tall Fescue

During the driest period of summer, our lawns usually require about 1 inch of water every 5 to 6 days. Most hose sprinkler apply 1/4 to 1/3 inch of water per hour, so they need to run approximately 4 hours in one spot. If water runs off the lawn before 1 inch is applied, turn the sprinkler off, let the water soak in for about an hour, and then continue watering.

The best time to water is early morning so less water is lost by evaporation. The worst time is in the evening because the lawn stays wet all night. This encourages disease development. Lawns watered too frequently tend to develop shallow root systems which make them more susceptible to grub damage.





Lawn Mowing Plan

The rule of thumb for mowing home lawns is not to remove more than 1/3 of the leaf surface at any one time.

Type of Grass Mower Setting (inches) Mow When or Before Grass Reaches this Height (inches)
Common Bermuda 1 1/2 2 1/4
TIF Bermuda 1 1 1/2
St. Augustine 2 3
Tall Fescue 2 1/2 3 1/4





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