Fescue

How Long Should I Wait To Spray Weed Killer After Seeding The Fescue Lawn? 

Q: I reseeded my fescue lawn and the new grass is coming up really good. There are a lot of weeds also coming up with the new grass. How long should I wait to spray weed killer after seeding the...

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How To Save Fescue In The Summer

Q: Every year, I plant fescue seed and get a lush lawn. Come summer, it always dies out; by the end of the summer there is nothing left. I am aware that fescue doesn’t like heat. What do you know...

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Fescue Lawn Weeds – Should I Switch To Zoysia?

Q: For the past three years I’ve battled weeds in my fescue lawn. I’m considering tilling or aggressively aerating next spring and sowing zoysia. The lawn gets at least 6 hours of mostly full sun. A: Zoysia could be a...

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Fescue Lawn – Getting Rid Of Violets

Q: Violets appeared in my back yard two years ago and have taken over. How can I get rid of the violets and reseed my fescue lawn? A: I’ve had great success controlling violets in a fescue lawn by using...

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Applied Pre-emergent in August – Can You Overseed Fescue In October?

Q: If you apply pre-emergent in August can you overseed fescue in October? A: Sure you can, but you won’t get any weed control from the pre-emergent application you put down in August. Most winter weeds germinate in October, just...

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Overseeding Temporary Rye With Fescue – Will It Prevent Germination

Q: I read that winter rye has a pre-emergent chemical in it that prevents weeds from coming up. Will this prevent germination if I overseed my temporary rye with fescue this spring? A: It is true that annual ryegrass is...

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Fescue Lawn – Turning Yellow/Tan After Cold Spell

Q: I have a beautiful, lush, green fescue lawn that has turned yellow/tan over the past week. It was planted in fall of 2014. My maintenance company has fertilized three times so far. It was green before this last cold...

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Fescue Lawn Weeds – Spray It or Wait

Q: After planting my fescue lawn, I got great germination of both the grass and a weed that is round and has serrated edges. Should I spray it this winter or just let it go? A: It’s best to wait...

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Ryegrass and Fescue Seeds – Why Mix

Q: Our landscape contractor is telling me I need to mix ryegrass seed with my fescue seed at planting time. What is the purpose of this? A: When soil temperatures are above 55 degrees there is no need to mix...

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Fescue Plant-Seed Drop

Q: When can I expect fescue plants to drop seed? I have not mowed at all this year in my field. A: Fescue drops seed way past the time when the seeds are mature. The seed is mature when the...

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Fescue Plastic Covering

Q: I planted fescue recently for erosion control and covered it with clear plastic. It’s four inches tall. When should I uncover it? A: I think it is more likely to become too hot under the plastic than it is...

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Fescue – Bulldog 51 Variety

Q: Have you had any experience with Bulldog 51 fescue? A: I have not but UGA turf expert Clint Waltz says it came out of the UGA turfgrass breeding program fifteen years ago. It’s an improved tall fescue cultivar that...

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Fescue – Shade

Q: In shady areas is it okay to plant a blend of fescue and other grasses? A: You can certainly plant a “shade loving” fescue blend. Most of the shade mixes have a combination of bluegrass, ryegrass, red fescue and...

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Zoysia – Seeding Fescue

Q: Can I overseed my zoysia back yard with creeping red fescue to keep it green this winter? A: I’m doubtful you’ll get the results you want. In order for creeping red fescue to germinate it needs close contact with...

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Fescue – Killing Weeds

Q: I’ve put down crabgrass killer on my fescue lawn and the weeds are browning nicely. Should I pull the weed remnants out before I reseed this fall? A: Pulling up the remnants of crabgrass is pleasurable due to the...

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Birds – Eating Fescue Seed

Q: I have fescue grass in my back yard and have had problems getting it to look good. There are bird feeders along the back lawn edge. I wonder if having so many birds in the area might cause problems...

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Fescue – Planting Mid-March

Q: I have lots of leaves falling on my lawn when I plant fescue seed in the fall. They either smother the new grass or the seeds don’t take root fast enough to prevent them from coming up during gentle...

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Brown Patch Disease – In Fescue

Q: I have this condition all over my fescue yard. Could you tell me what it is? A: It’s almost certainly brown patch disease. The circular spots with a green center give it away. Brown patch favors high relative humidity...

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