Cool Season Grass Mixtures (Code #059)
Soil Test RatingPotassium

Low K

Coast: 0-60 lbs/A

Pied: 0-100 lbs/A

Medium K

Coast: 61-150 lbs/A

Pied: 101-200 lbs/A

High K

Coast: 151-250 lbs/A

Pied: 201-350 lbs/A

Very High K

Coast: 250+ lbs/A

Pied: 350+ lbs/A

PhosphorusRecommended Pounds N-P205-K20 per 1000 square feet (See Comments)

Low P

Coast: 0-30 lbs/A

Pied: 0-20 lbs/A

4-2-3
(067)
4-2-1
(068)
4-2-0
(069)
4-2-0
(069)

Medium P

Coast: 31-60 lbs/A

Pied: 21-40 lbs/A

4-1-3
(070)
4-1-1
(071)
4-1-0
(072)
4-1-0
(072)

High P

Coast: 61-100 lbs/A

Pied: 41-75 lbs/A

4-0-3
(073)
4-0-1
(074)
4-0-0
(075)
4-0-0
(075)

Very High P

Coast: 100+ lbs/A

Pied: 75+ lbs/A

4-0-3
(073)
4-0-1
(074)
4-0-0
(075)
4-0-0
(075)

Coast = Coastal Plain    Pied = Piedmont, Mountain, and Limestone Valley

Recommendations:

Recommended pH:5.5 to 6.5. If the pH is less than 5.5, see Lime Table C and the soil depth adjustment table that immediately follows the lime tables.
Nitrogen:2-5 pounds nitrogen (N) per 1000 square feet, depending on color and growth desired.
Magnesium:

If soil test Mg level is low and lime is recommended, use dolomitic limestone.

Coastal PlainLow: 0 - 30 lbs/acre Medium: 31 - 60 lbs/acre High: >60 lbs/acre
Piedmont Low: 0 - 60 lbs/acre Medium: 61 - 120 lbs/acre High: >120 lbs/acre

Comments:

067.

For establishment, incorporate 15 pounds of 10-10-10 per 1000 square feet into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil prior to seeding. In November and February, apply 3 pounds of 34-0-0 or 2 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet. Follow this fertilization program for the first year only, then use the maintenance recommendation for the next 2 to 3 years. Retest 2 to 3 years after establishment.

For maintenance, apply 8 pounds of 10-10-10 per 1000 square feet in September. In November and February, apply 9 pounds of 16-4-8 per 1000 square feet. In May, apply 1½ pounds of 34-0-0 or 1 pound of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet.

068.

For establishment, incorporate 15 pounds of 10-10-10 per 1000 square feet into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil prior to seeding. In November and February, apply 3 pounds of 34-0-0 or 2 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet. Follow this fertilization program for the first year only, then use the maintenance recommendation for the next 2 to 3 years. Retest 2 to 3 years after establishment.

For maintenance, apply 10 pounds of 10-10-10 per 1000 square feet in September and November. In February, apply 4 pounds of 34-0-0 or 3 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet. In May, apply 1½ pounds of 34-0-0 or 1 pound of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet.

069.

For establishment, incorporate 15 pounds of 10-10-10 per 1000 square feet into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil prior to seeding. In November and February, apply 3 pounds of 34-0-0 or 2 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet. Follow this fertilization program for the first year only, then use the maintenance recommendation for the next 2 to 3 years. Retest 2 to 3 years after establishment.

For maintenance, apply 10 pounds of 10-10-10 per 1000 square feet in September and November. In February, apply 4 pounds of 34-0-0 or 3 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet. In May, apply 1½ pounds of 34-0-0 or 1 pound of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet.

070.

For establishment, incorporate 15 pounds of 10-10-10 per 1000 square feet into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil prior to seeding. In November and February, apply 3 pounds of 34-0-0 or 2 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet. Follow this fertilization program for the first year only, then use the maintenance recommendation for the next 2 to 3 years. Retest 2 to 3 years after establishment.

For maintenance, apply 6 pounds of 16-4-8 per 1000 square feet in September, November, and February. In May, apply 1½ pounds of 34-0-0 or 1 pound of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet.

071.

For establishment, incorporate 12 pounds of 10-10-10 per 1000 square feet into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil prior to seeding. In November and February, apply 3 pounds of 34-0-0 or 2 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet. Follow this fertilization program for the first year only, then use the maintenance recommendation for the next 2 to 3 years. Retest 2 to 3 years after establishment.

For maintenance, apply 6 pounds of 16-4-8 per 1000 square feet in September and November. In February, apply 3 pounds of 34-0-0 or 2 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet. In May, apply 1½ pounds of 34-0-0 or 1 pound of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet.

072.

For establishment, incorporate 10 pounds of 10-10-10 per 1000 square feet into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil prior to seeding. In November and February, apply 3 pounds of 34-0-0 or 2 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet. Follow this fertilization program for the first year only, then use the maintenance recommendation for the next 2 to 3 years. Retest 2 to 3 years after establishment.

For maintenance, apply 10 pounds of 10-10-10 per 1000 square feet in September. In November and February, apply 3 pounds of 34-0-0 or 2 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet. In May, apply 1½ pounds of 34-0-0 or 1 pound of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet.

073.

For establishment, incorporate 15 pounds of 15-0-15 per 1000 square feet into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil prior to seeding. In November and February, apply 3 pounds of 34-0-0 or 2 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet. Follow this fertilization program for the first year only, then use the maintenance recommendation for the next 2 to 3 years. Retest 2 to 3 years after establishment.

For maintenance, apply 7 pounds of 15-0-15 per 1000 square feet in September, November, and February. In May, apply 1½ pounds of 34-0-0 or 1 pound of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet.

074.

For establishment, incorporate 10 pounds of 15-0-15 per 1000 square feet into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil prior to seeding. In November and February, apply 3 pounds of 34-0-0 or 2 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet. Follow this fertilization program for the first year only, then use the maintenance recommendation for the next 2 to 3 years. Retest 2 to 3 years after establishment.

For maintenance, apply 7 pounds of 15-0-15 per 1000 square feet in September and February. In November, apply 3 pounds of 34-0-0 or 2 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet. In May, apply 1½ pounds of 34-0-0 or 1 pound of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet.

075.

For establishment, incorporate 3 pounds of 34-0-0 or 2 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil prior to seeding. In November and February, apply 3 pounds of 34-0-0 or 2 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet. Follow this fertilization program for the first year only, then use the maintenance recommendation for the next 2 to 3 years. Retest 2 to 3 years after establishment.

For maintenance, apply 3 pounds of 34-0-0 or 2 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet in September, November, and February. In May, reduce the application to 1½ pounds of 34-0-0 or 1 pound of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet.

Fact Sheet:

Clippings do not contribute to thatch under proper management and thus, do not need to be removed. If they are removed, increase the fertilizer application rate by 30%.

CAUTION: Water lawn thoroughly immediately after applying fertilizer. Do not apply a fertilizer when grass is wet.