Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Okaloosa County, offers lawn and garden advice specific to Northwest Florida.
689-5850 or 729-1400, Ext. 5850
Fertilizing your lawn before the soil temperature is adequately warm results in waste of fertilizer and possible lawn injury.
Certain fertilizer elements are not readily available under cool soil conditions and potentially leach below the root zone before the roots are in a position to take in the elements.
Despite the fact that you can easily force your lawn to turn green early with many of the high nitrogen fertilizers, itís a false sense of accomplishment. That new