Lawn fertilization schedule
Montgomery County Maryland
Hi - Since you have already applied a starter fertilizer, next you can use a maintenance fertilizer. These are formulated without phosphorus to comply with the Maryland Lawn Fertilizer Law. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/lawn-fertilizing
We recommend applying it at a half-rate at the end of May or early June and then fertilize again in the fall.
Here is a link to our lawn fertilization schedule. For a tall fescue lawn, you may not exceed 2.7 lbs. of nitrogen per year. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/ume-lawn-fertilizer-schedule-home-lawns
We recommend spot treating the weeds, but please be aware that Montgomery County’s pesticide law bans the use of most synthetic pesticides, including herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides on private lawns, playgrounds, mulched recreation areas, and childcare facilities. Organic pesticides are allowed. Go to the