Here in Georgia, we have a unique climate that is able to support both warm-season grass and cool-season grass. While both of these grass types can thrive here, they require different levels of care. In the Woodstock, GA, area, the most popular type of cool-season grass is fescue. Fescue grass is a beautiful sight in our state — its rich color paints its gorgeous leaf blades green and leaves a lasting impression on any curious onlooker! However, because fescue typically grows in colder weather, property owners need to keep in mind that this grass type requires a unique fertilization schedule to grow strong and healthy. For your fescue grass to look beautiful and green, it needs about seven rounds of fertilizer treatments throughout the year in spring, summer, and fall to nourish it. Keep reading to learn more about when to fertilize your fescue grass lawn!

Apply fertilizer in the spring to help your fescue grass grow!


In the springtime, your lawn is growing using the energy it conserved while dormant in the winter! To help it, you should apply a high-nitrogen fertilizer to your fescue grass lawn at the beginning of spring. Then, you should apply a second round soon after using the same type of fertilizer to ensure your turf has all the nutrients it needs to flourish.

In late spring, temperatures can get warmer as the summer comes closer. So, you should then apply another round of fertilizer to prepare your turf for the heat. This time, however, you should switch from a high-nitrogen fertilizer to a low-nitrogen fertilizer to encourage deep root growth to strengthen your grass as it prepares to enter the summer season.

Fertilize your lawn in the summer to nourish your fescue grass.


Your fescue grass needs some help in the summer to endure the hot temperatures in Georgia! This means you should plan to apply multiple fertilization treatments in the summer to give your fescue grass the nutrients it needs to make it through this stressful season. During the early summer, you should use a low-nitrogen fertilizer. This type of fertilization treatment can help to strengthen the roots of your turf.

The next fertilization treatment should happen later in the summer sometime between August and October. This treatment will replenish the nutrients your lawn has used up.

Fall fertilization treatments will help your lawn recover from the summer and prepare it for the winter.


After a scorching summer, your fescue grass lawn will need a quick pick-me-up. In early fall, you should apply a round of fertilizer to your lawn to help it recover from the summer season and to replenish its supply of nutrients.

Then, in the late fall, you should apply another fertilization treatment to your lawn to prepare it for the winter. Your grass will be going dormant in the winter, so it will need a sufficient supply of nutrients to feed off of to help it make it through to the spring.

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In the fall, many lawn care companies will use a slow-release fertilizer to gradually supply your lawn with nutrients over an extended amount of time!

Call us today to enroll in our fertilization program!

Fescue grass is beautiful and eye-catching when cared for properly! However, its unique nature means many property owners may find it challenging to nourish it. Its intricate fertilization schedule and distinctive character mean you'll need to keep your eye on it! At TurfXpert, our professionals can take care of this for you. We have years of experience when it comes to caring for different types of grass, and we'll work to help you achieve your goals! Call us today at (833) 444-8873 to enroll in our fertilization program. We service Woodstock, Roswell, Alpharetta, and other nearby areas in Georgia.