Over-seeded My Fescue – When To Fertilize Next?

Over-seeded fertilizer

Q: I over-seeded my fescue lawn in early November. I applied starter fertilizer with the seed but nothing since. Per your fescue calendar, the next fertilizer treatment should be in February. Would you encourage a fertilizer application in December or wait until Feb?

A: I would fertilize now. The fall and winter months are the time of most vigorous growth of fescue and it needs more than just starter fertilizer. You can use any fertilizer labeled for lawns but avoid those that have weed killer so you don’t hurt the new seedlings. Care and maintenance calendars for all lawn grasses are available at bit.ly/GAlawncal.

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