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Question: 79-5201
We have a zoysia lawn. When is the best time to fertilize? Mark, Preston, CT

Mort's Answer:
Zoysia grass is a warm weather grass. Blue, perennial rye and fescue grasses are cool. In the early fall and late spring, zoyzia will appear brown in the north. It stays lush and green in the heat of summer, when the cool grasses go dormant and turn brown. Zoysia is not a heavy feeder and fertilizing once a year will suffice. I would use a 5-10-10 in the fall or a 20-10-5 in the spring. You do not need both.

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