Over-Fertilized My Fescue Before Big Rain – Did It Dilute?

Fertilize fescue in May

Q: Early last week I was in a rush to beat the rain. I aerated, fertilized, and overseeded fescue on my 1500 square foot lawn. Afterward, I realized I had used way too much 24-25-4 fertilizer. I spread twelve pounds instead of the recommended six. The rains came heavy and I watered again four days later, hoping to dilute the fertilizer. Have I screwed up? 

A: It’s hard to predict. Much will depend on your soil type: clay vs sandy vs highly organic. My bet is that everything will turn out fine but we’re just going to have to wait and see. Give me a report in ten days.

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