Originally Posted by XLS
i dont understand why you didnt simply fertilize it better adn save the effort .....1 lbs per k is not enough to get it growing healthy what kind of fert did you use at 1 lbs 32-0-0 ???
its not enough we do monthly apps at a higher rate then that its 300 lbs of NITROGEN a year .....to be healty and you need other elements for ROOT groth I am just 5 miles out of alabama and i have great fescue lawns without irrigation . and we cut at 4.5'' only If you dont have bermuda currently and know how to take care of it .....you better learn we keep year round green lawns bermuda and all , good luck
Fertilize better and save what effort?? I fertilize the tall fescue once in the spring and twice in the fall, 1# of N per k. Fertilizer type varies, in the spring I uses a balanced fertilizer heavy in N that included Dimension pre-M. The pre-M should just now be worn off to allow germination of the bermuda.
The fertilizer I just put down was just on the small area that I seeded as the bermuda need fertilizer in the Summer not Spring and Fall like the fescue.
I know it is possible to keep a fescue lawn in our state, it just isn't easy if you have bad soil as many of us do.