Fescue Maintenance Tips

on May 02 in Summer Lawn Care, Yard News

Fertilizer is not recommended during summer months for tall fescue. There are some products that can be provided by a landscape professional. Mow grass at 3.5”-4” to help protect the lawn from stress due to the high temperatures. Mowing the turf higher keeps the lawn from needing as much water as when it is cut at 3”-3.5”. Leave grass clippings on the lawn! Grass clippings are 75 to 85 percent water and are a good source of nutrients. When left on the lawn after mowing they quickly decompose and release nutrients. This process called, grasscycling can supply up to 25 percent of your lawn’s yearly fertilizer needs. NC state law prohibits disposal of yard wastes, including grass clippings, in landfills. Using grass clippings as a nutrient source saves time, money, and protects the environment. It will also promote greener color and a deeper, stronger root system.

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