Fescue

Fescue – Planting Seed – Existing Lawn

PREPARATION Decide how you will disturb the soil without harming the existing grass. The best choices are to either core aerate or to verticut. Both processes are done with motorized machines available at rental outlets. If the lawn is covered...

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Fescue – Planting in Shade

As landscapes mature, lawns which were once sun-drenched gradually turn shady. Grass near trees begins to thin and shade-loving weeds, such as violets, begin to encroach. Some kinds of grass are naturally sun-loving – they have a hard time growing...

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Fescue – Planting Sod

Kill all weeds by spraying the area with a non-selective weed killer two weeks before planting. • Till the soil thoroughly to a depth of six inches, mixing in the recommended amount of lime and fertilizer (1-800-ASKUGA-1) • If you...

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Fescue – Mowing

Every lawn grass has a height at which it should be mowed for best health. The rule is that only one-third of a grass plant should be removed in one mowing. As an example, if you intend to mow your...

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Fescue – Late Planting Trick

Sometimes even the best planting calendars are moot… you have to plant grass even though it is the “wrong” time. Here are some tips and the thoughts of a turf specialist. Q: Last week we had to have our sewer...

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Fescue – How to Have a Losing Lawn

Anyone can predict the winners. It takes a real pro, though, to predict the losers of football games. Based in Athens, Leonard Postosties once broadcast his pigskin prognostications, called “Leonard’s Losers”, each week. Listening to Leonard a few years ago,...

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Fescue – General Notes

Information taken from The Revised Georgia Gardener’s Guide Walter Reeves and Erica Glasener Tall fescue is a fast-growing turfgrass that maintains some shade of green year-round. It looks best fall through spring, but has problems when grown on hard soil...

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Fescue – Diseases

Fescue lawns can withstand diseases if they are properly cared for. This includes fertilizing properly, mowing at the right height and watering when needed. It is better to control diseases by proper maintenance than by using fungicides. There are four...

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Fescue – Aerating

The best time to aerate fescue grass is in fall or early spring, when the grass is growing rapidly. On very compacted soils, aerating twice a year would not be out of the question. Apply fertilizer and water after aerating...

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Fescue – ‘Southeast’ Variety

In 1992, UGA’s Dr. Ronny Duncan and Dr. Bob Carrow decided to develop turf-type tall fescues with the attributes necessary to persist under Georgia conditions. For initial specimens, Duncan collected any tall fescue plants he could find growing within six...

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Annual Bluegrass – Control in Fall-planted Fescue

It’s a frustrating situation: you have a thin fescue lawn but you’ve also had problems with annual bluegrass there in previous winters. If you use a pre-emergent (click for sources) to control the bluegrass, you can’t readily plant fescue seed....

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