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The Best Fertilizer for Tall Fescue

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Tall fescue grass, a popular cool-season grass, doesn't require much water or fertilizer, but grows best when a fertilizer with high nitrogen content, such as 29-0-5, is added. Nitrogen promotes leaf growth. When using agricultural nitrogen, apply 2-1/2 to 3 lbs. of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet of fescue lawn per year, divided into monthly increments (except during the summer, when fescue should not be fertilized).

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Thomas K. Arnold is the publisher and editorial director of Home Media Magazine and a regular contributor on entertainment to "USA Today", "The Hollywood Reporter," "San Diego Magazine" and other publications. An alumnus of San Diego State University, Arnold has appeared on such TV shows as "CNN", "E! Entertainment" and "G4's Attack of the Show" to discuss home entertainment and technology issues.