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Fall Fertilizer

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Planning to apply my Fall Fertilizer here shortly and I was curious on what you use to prepare your yard for winter?

For some reason, all the big box stores have limited supply on what I could use. I've read that a starter fert would be OK, but to me more nutrients would be better for the lawn in the weird winters that we have in central Texas.

I intend on a application of milo, but I have some Lesco 15-5-9, and access to Scott's Fall Turfbuilder which gives me a ratio of 32-0-10. Additionally, I have a place near me that offers a EarthGro 18-6-12 product for winter applications.

Any opinions on what to use? Also, for those who are in Texas, when is your last application for Fall?

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I am assuming you do not over seed your yard in the fall/winter.

For the Sep-Nov timeframe

"Apply no more than ½ pound of nitrogen per thousand square feet in September, four to six weeks before the first expected frost. Use a low-nitrogen, high-potassium fertilizer such as a 5-10-30, or supplement a nitrogen fertilizer source with 1 pound of potash(K2O) using 1.6 pounds of muriate of potash (0-0-60), 2 pounds of potassium sulfate (0-0-50), or 5 pounds of sul-po-mag (0-0-22) per thousand square feet."
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