Milorganite

Lawn Application Rates


Quick Tips:

1. Milorganite is the ideal choice for “Organic Option” programs.
2. It won’t burn turf and can be used wherever customers need fertilizer.
3. Used by golf professionals since 1926.

Milorganite is the ideal choice for “Organic Option” programs frequently offered by professional lawn care and landscape operators, providing the best value of any organic fertilizer on the market. It won’t burn turf, and is so versatile that it can be used wherever customers need fertilizer. Produced and sold since 1926, Milorganite delivers the results customers demand.

Cool-Season (Northern) Grasses

Fertilize 4 times per year Kentucky Bluegrass, Fescue, Perennial Ryegrass

Instructions:
Apply last application as late in the season as possible before the first deep freeze or snow fall. This fertilizer application is known as dormant feeding. Fertilizing this late in the season will allow for an early spring green up.

Cool Season Turf
  N per 1,000 ft2 Milorganite 6-2-0 per 1,000 ft2
Spring 1 lbs. 17 lbs.
Summer 1/2 lbs. 8 1/2 lbs.
Fall 1 lbs. 17 lbs.
Dormant* 1 1/2 lbs. 25 lbs.

*For earlier spring green-up, apply 1 ½ lbs. Milorganite organic nitrogen per 1,000-sq. ft. in late November or December. Apply before ground freezes.

Warm-Season (Southern) Grasses

Fertilize 3 times per year Bermuda, St. Augustine, Centipedegrass, Bahia, & Zoysia

Instructions:
Avoid nitrogen applications to warm-season grasses in the fall less than one month prior to dormancy or the average first killing frost date in your area. Several additional fertilizations can be made for winter overseedings, but only as needed to keep the overseeding green. Centipedegrass and Bahia grass prefer spring and summer feedings. Avoid late fall fertilization of these species to prevent possible winter kill.

Warm Season
  N per 1,000 ft2 Milorganite 6-2-0 per 1,000 ft2
Spring 1 lbs. 17 lbs.
Summer 1 lbs. 17 lbs.
Fall 1 lbs. 17 lbs.
Fall over-seeding 1 lbs. 17 lbs.
*Avoid nitrogen applications to warm-season grasses in the fall. This is less than one month prior to the average date of the first killing frost in your area. For best results, fertilize when over-seeding with cool-season grasses. Centipedegrass and bahiagrass prefer spring and summer feedings. Avoid late fall fertilization of these species to limit possible winter kill.

Florida Turf Recommendations

Turf type North Central South
Bahia 3 4 4
Bermuda 5 6 6
Centipede 2 3 3
St. Augustine 4 5 5
Zoysia 5 6 6