Professional Lawn Application Rates

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-based 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 four times per year Kentucky Bluegrass, Fescue, Perennial Ryegrass

Apply your last application as late in the season as possible before the first deep freeze or snowfall. 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 - Pro Lawn Application Rates
  N per 1,000 sq ft Milorganite 6-2-0 per 1,000 sq ft
Spring 1 lb 17 lbs
Summer ½-1 lb 8½ lbs
Fall 1 lb 17 lbs
Dormant* 1 1/2 lbs 25 lbs
*For earlier spring green-up, apply 1 ½ lbs Milorganite per 1,000-sq ft in late November or December. Apply before ground freezes.

Warm-Season (Southern) Grasses

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

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 overseeding, 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 Turf - Pro Lawn Application Rates
  N per 1,000 sq ft Milorganite 6-2-0 per 1,000 sq ft
Spring 1 lb 17 lbs
Summer 1 lb 17 lbs
Fall 1 lb 17 lbs
Fall overseeding 1 lb 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 Annual Pro Application Recommendations
Turf type North FL Central FL South FL
Bahia 3 4 4
Bermuda 5 6 6
Centipede 2 3 3
St. Augustine 4 5 5
Zoysia 5 6 6