Fescue Lawn Care Program

The Wilson Bros 5-Step D-I-Y Lawn Care Programs were designed by Brent & Brooks Wilson using premium golf course grade Lebanon ProScape Fertilizers to both feed and prevent weeds from growing in your lawn.


NOTE: The following 5-Step lawn care program is for use on Fecue grass lawns in USDA Zones 8. If you are in...

USDA Zone 7 or further north you can add 2 to 4 weeks to the application dates below. 



STEP 1
(Apply Feb 1 - March 15)


If NOT Overseeding apply: Lebanon Proscape 18-0-4 Fertilizer w/Weed Preventer. For quicker results application can be followed by 1/2" rainfall or irrigation. 

If Overseeding apply: Lebanon Proscape 16-25-12 Starter. 40 LB bag covers up to 12,000 sq ft (1/2 acre) of lawn area.




STEP 2
(Apply April 1 - May 15)


Apply:  Lebanon Proscape 18-0-4 Fertilizer w/Weed Preventer. For quicker results application can be followed by 1/2" rainfall or irrigation. Spray existing weeds with lawn weed killer.

Coverage: 50 LB bag covers up to 12,000 sq ft (1/4 acre) of lawn area.




STEP 3
(Apply June 1 - July 31)


Apply:  During hot and dry periods of summer, water fescue lawns deeply 1 or 2 times weekly to maintain good health. Water during morning hours and NEVER in the late evening or at night. Mow fescue no lower than 3.5 inches in height during summer. Do not scalp! If you do fertilize, use a non-burning organic fertilizer such as Nitroganic Fertilizer.




STEP 4
(Apply Sept 1 - Oct 15)


If NOT Overseeding apply: Lebanon Proscape 18-0-4 Fertilizer w/Weed Preventer. For quicker results application can be followed by 1/2" rainfall or irrigation. 

If Overseeding apply: Lebanon Proscape 16-25-12 Starter. 40 LB bag covers up to 12,000 sq ft (1/2 acre) of lawn area.



STEP 5
(Apply Dec 1 - Jan 15)


Apply:  Lebanon Team 2G Weed Preventer. For quicker results application can be followed by 1/2" rainfall or irrigation. 

Coverage:  40 LB bag vovers up to 22,000 sq ft (1/2 acre) of lawn area.



Other Helpful Tips


Measure your lawn. Before purchasing fertilizer measure and multiply the length times the width of your lawn to determine total square feet.




Spreading fertilizer. Use a walk behind or shoulder type rotary spreader to apply fertilizer or weed preventer products. Because the bags of product in our lawn care programs cover a large area, set your spreader on a light setting and cover the lawn area going back and forth in one direction. Then adjust your spreader as necessary to cover the lawn area again with the remaining product, going in a opposite direction. Spreading the granules this way will ensure even coverage over the lawn.




Test soil. To readily absorb nutrients applied and for optimum turf health, Fescue grass prefers a slightly acid to neutral soil ranging from 5.5 to 7.5 on the pH scale, 6.0 to 7.0 is best. If you haven't done so in the past two years,use a soil pH test kit to test soil pH and determine whether your soil is acid, neutral or alkaline. If your soil is too acid (below 5.5 pH) you can apply pelletized limestone to "sweeten" the soil. If your soil is too alkaline (above 7.5 pH) you can apply Hi-Yield Iron Plus to reduce alkalinity. Soil test kits can be purchased at the Nursery or online here.



Plant Long & Prosper!

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