Weed and Feed Fertilizer for Centipede Grass

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The best way to fight weeds is to keep your lawn healthy. A consistent watering, mowing and fertilizing schedule will go a long way toward that end. Centipede grass responds well to this type of nurturing and will fight weeds on its own. Weed & feed fertilizer, applied annually, will take care of any stubborn weeds that germinate.

Types

  • It is important to read the label on the weed & feed package to ascertain that it is safe to use on centipede grass. All-purpose mixes can harm the grass.

Application

  • Apply the weed &feed to centipede grass two weeks after green up -- when the lawn comes out of dormancy. You must apply it before the temperatures reach 85 degrees Fahrenheit, so don't wait too long after the lawn breaks dormancy.

Considerations

  • Water your lawn before applying the weed & feed. This helps the weed & feed granules stick to the weeds' foliage.

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