Lawns, parks: 8-10 lb per 1,000 sqft
Sports fields: 10 lb per 1,000 sqft
Roadsides: 150-250 lb per acre
• Always take a soil test and consult your local extension service or fertilizer dealer for specific recommendations.
• Sowing: depending on the results of the soil test, a complete fertilizer such as 16-16-16 at 5 lb per 1,000 sqft is helpful for establishment.
• Correct soil acidity, best between 5.5 and 7.
• Applying 1 lb of nitrogen per 1,000 sqft four times per year will keep the turf a pleasant green color. One of the applications should be made in the late fall.
• Sowing: Keep soil uniformly moist until grass has emerged. Reduce watering, depending on weather conditions.
• Maintenance: Depending on weather conditions, irrigate as needed to prevent wilting and dormancy. Irrigating deeply and infrequently will force deeper rooting and enhance drought tolerance.
• Healthiest mowing height is between 3 and 4.5 inches.
• Mow when no more than 1/3 of the leaf blade is removed.
• Sports fields may be mowed shorter for short periods of time.
• Roadsides/low maintenance: mow once per year up to once a month. Mow higher for better turf resilience.
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