• This is a traditional fertilizer mix used for generations in farming and landscape maintenance as a starter fertilizer. This formulation, at the recommended rate, adds a small amount of nitrogen, but is higher in phosphorus and potassium.
  • Phosphorus and potassium are important in early spring to encourage health and more prolific root growth in warm-season grasses.
  • When to Use:
    • First Application in Spring: Applying 5-10-30 in spring to warm-season grasses such as Zoysia, Bermuda, and Centipede will encourage root recovery from the winter without creating lush growth. Warm-season grasses that are lush and green too early are subject to frost damage causing delayed green-up or in worst cased dead grass. For fertilization of established lawns, consult our Lawn Maintenance Guides.
    • New Sod: When laying sod apply 6 lbs. per 1000 square feet for Centipede (use the 16-4-8 formulation above for Zoysia, Bermuda, Fescue). For more information, read How to Lay Sod.
  • Comes in a 20 lb. easy-to-handle bag.
  • First Application in Spring: Applying 5-10-30 in spring to warm-season grasses such as Zoysia, Bermuda, and Centipede will encourage root recovery from the winter without creating lush growth. Warm-season grasses that are lush and green too early are subject to frost damage causing delayed green-up or in worst cased dead grass. For fertilization of established lawns, consult our Lawn Maintenance Guides.
  • New Sod: When laying sod apply 6 lbs. per 1000 square feet for Centipede (use the 16-4-8 formulation above for Zoysia, Bermuda, Fescue). For more information, read How to Lay Sod.