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The UC Guide to Healthy Lawns

Recommended fertilizer rates

Annual nitrogen requirements for turfgrasses

Turf species
Rate (lbs. N / 1000 sq. ft. per year)*
Turf species
Rate (lbs. N / 1000 sq. ft. per year)*
Annual ryegrass
1 - 2
Kikuyugrass
2
Bermudagrass (seeded)
(hybrids)

2 - 4
4 - 6
Perennial ryegrass
4 - 6
Buffalograss
1 - 2
Red fescue
1 - 2
Colonial bentgrass
3 - 5
Rough bluegrass
2 - 4
Creeping bentgrass
4 - 6
Seashore paspalum
2 - 3
Dichondra
4
St. Augustinegrass
4
Hard fescue
1 - 2
Tall fescue
3 - 6
Kentucky bluegrass
4 - 6
Zoysiagrass
2 - 4

*No more than 1 lb. N / 1000 sq. ft. should be used at each application.

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