Fescue Lawn Care Calendar

KMGC Lawn with mower

A month-by-month guide on how to keep your cool season fescue grass healthy and looking it’s best year round!

February

Do a quick soil pH test – the goal pH is 6.5.

Apply Mag-I-Cal (lime) if needed.

First crabgrass pre-emergent application. Use Jonathan Green Green-Up & Crabgrass Pre-Emergent

March 

Apply broadleaf weed control. Recommend: Jonathan Green Lawn Weed Control or Bonide Weed Beater.

April

Continue to apply broadleaf weed control as needed. 

May

Apply Jonathan Green Insect & Grub Control for grubs, ticks, and fleas.

Watch for fungus and diseases like Brown Patch- apply Bonide Infuse Fungicide.

June

Continue broadleaf weed control as needed. Apply Jonathan Green Lawn Weed Control or Weed Beater.

Possible second application of Jonathan Green Green-Up & Crabgrass Pre-Emergent if necessary.

July

Continue broadleaf weed control. Use Jonathan Green Lawn Weed Control or Weed Beater. 

August 

Do a quick soil pH test – the goal pH is 6.5.

Apply Mag-I-Cal (lime) if needed.

Begin lawn renovation preparation by killing all undesirable weeds and grass with  Bonide Kleen-Up or all natural Burn Out. 

September

Core aeration is highly recommended.

Starting a new lawn? Put down Ken Matthews Grass Seed Blend – specially blended tall fescue seed for our unique area.

First fall application of fertilizer.

Use Jonathan Green New Seeding Lawn Fertilizer for over-seeding or for new lawns. For established lawns apply Jonathan Green Green-Up.

October

Second application of fertilizer. Apply 30-40 days after first application. Use Jonathan Green Green-Up.

November

Third application of fertilizer. Apply Jonathan Green Winter Survival.

December

Spray broadleaf weeds with Weed Beater after you have mowed new grass at least 3-4 times. 

***Mag-i-cal or lime can be applied year round depending on your needs