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.