Is May Too Late To Fertilize My Fescue?

Fertilize fescue in May

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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