Because fescue is a cool season grass (as opposed to Bermuda), you should not fertilize fescue in the summer. The months we recommend for fescue fertilization are late September, November, February and April. Just about any brand of fertilizer will work well, just make sure to read all instructions carefully and fertilize when the ground is dry. For our Atlanta-area residential clients, chances are that you will also need to put down lime in addition to the fertilizer twice a year; once in Spring and once in the Fall. If you having been putting down lime for a few years, or never, you should invest in a soil test. More information on soil testing in our area can be found here. You can also contact SEL and we can help you determine your PH levels and make recommendations for your lawn and property. Now providing residential landscaping/yardwork in: Alpharetta, Berkeley Lake, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Milton, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Suwanee
If you have a vegetable garden, now is great time to get your soil ready for spring. Tilling the soil during the coldest temperatures and when the ground is dry has several advantages. It will disturb grubs and nematodes as well as some weeds, exposing them to the cold air and killing them. Preparing the soil now also allows early spring planting and may reduce moisture in the soil, since moisture is retained more in flat and bare ground.