Fescue sod gives Atlanta homeowners instant lawns that are lush, rich-hued, and ideal for growing in sunlight. Rebel Supreme fescue is a revolutionary turfgrass developed by the University of Georgia that thrives in shade as well as sunlight. Fescue sod can withstand moderate to heavy foot traffic, grow well in compacted soil, and provide superior erosion control for Georgia lawns. But it needs frequent fertilization to stay healthy.
Fescue Fertilization Guide
Fescue lawns are dense and coarse, providing thick, sturdy ground cover. Because fescue is a cool-season grass, always fertilize your fescue in the cooler seasons. Here are our top tips for fertilizing fescue lawns.
- Fertilize in fall, winter, or spring, when the roots are producing growth. The best times to fertilize fescue are typically late September, November, February, and late April.
- Apply fertilizer when the grass is dry so the particles will fall to the earth instead of sticking to wet grass blades.
- Never fertilize fescue in the summer. Summer fertilization increases the risk of sod developing drought or disease. It will kickstart growth, leading to wilting grass under the hot summer sun, and may wind up burning your grass, creating dead, brown patches.
- Test your soil. Make sure to supplement your lawn with a fertilizer rich in nutrients that your grass is deficient in.
- Apply lime. If you haven’t applied lime to your lawn in the last year, it’s probably deficient. Apply lime in both the fall and spring, unless your soil test indicates a higher or lower application is necessary.
- Don’t be afraid to apply lime and fertilizer at the same time.
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