As the temperature heats up, the application of lawn products slows down. One of the few items on your short lawn care list should be fertilizer. This application of fertilizer should be the last until fall. The end of June or the beginning of July is a good timeline to get it on the lawn. Fertilizers with lower nitrogen numbers work well with St. Augustine grass. This is where the all-natural fertilizers really shine. One of our best all-natural fertilizer is “Dirt Diet”. It is a 4-1-2 alfalfa base fertilizer that is in a pelleted form. It works well on any types of grass and it is one of the best for St. Augustine. On the synthetic side a 24-0-0 (slow release) or the time proven 16-20-0 works well. If the lawn needs a “kick in the grass” try our 28-6-6 with iron.
So water when you can, mow for the type of grass you have and plan any applications of products around the watering schedule.