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The UC Guide to Healthy Lawns

Zone 10 - Warm-season grasses

Illustration of zone 10

Warm-season grasses are fertilized for the first time when the lawn has fully greened up in the spring and they should be fertilized in the summer into fall. Warm-season grasses retain better color in cool weather if fertilized during the fall.

Recommended months to fertilize (in bold)
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr*
May*
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

*Use a complete fertilizer for one of these months if necessary.


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