Tall fescue grass does well in low fertility soils, it exceeds when fertilized, especially with nitrogen. Apply fertilizer as recommended on package of nitrogen in the fall (September) and late spring (May). Avoid fertilizing in the summer months because this will cause the grass to have more heat and drought stress. If lawn is shaded, avoid summer applications of nitrogen.
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