Is May Too Late To Fertilize My Fescue?

Q: Is it too late to fertilize my fescue? Nothing has been applied this year.

A: Fescue much prefers to be fed in the cool months of the year: September –
April. Given fertilizer in the summer, fescue grass becomes susceptible to leaf
problems. To avoid causing lush, disease-attracting foliage, fertilize fescue
now in mid-May using half the rate recommended on the bag. In late June
apply an iron-containing product (Ironite, Ferromec, etc). Begin a normal
fertilizer next September.

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