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How to Manage Pests

The UC Guide to Healthy Lawns

Zone 2 – Cool-season grasses

Illustration of zone 2

Cool-season turfgrasses actively grow in the spring and fall and should receive most of their fertilizer during those times of the year. Limit fertilization during the high temperature summer months.

Recommended months to fertilize (in bold)

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep* Oct* Nov Dec
*Use a complete fertilizer for one of these months if necessary.

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