Fescue – When Can It Be Applied

Q: What is the latest in the fall one could put down fescue sod?

A: You can install fescue sod any time the ground isn’t frozen and supplies are available, typically September through April. If the soil has been tilled beforehand, fescue roots into the soil easily. That said, a frigid, windy January day would not be my first choice to lay fescue. Once installed, irrigate enough to keep the sod and underlying soil moist but not soggy.