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Fertilizing Non-Irrigated Tall Fescue in the Summer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jondcoleman, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    I am wondering how many in my zone (6b-7a) generally fertilize non-irrigated lawns during the summer. Many of my lawns go fairly dormant during this time of the year and I am thinking about not fertilizing them. Anybody skip the summer treatments for these lawns? Any other input would be appreciated...
  2. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 757

    I no longer do. The company I used to work for still does.

    On irrigated lawns I used to (and sometimes still do) apply a 1:0:1 or as close as possible, high slow-release, greens grade or fairway grade, SOP at a very low rate.

    The rest, non-irrigated, are now getting chelated iron and biostimulant.
  3. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    We use 39-0-0 100%scu on our R-3 application.

    Doesn't rain, it lays there until it rains or if it does rain, we get a slow feed.
    With a large customer base everybody can't be first. The slow N green them up until we get there with early fall applications. IMO

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