Tall Fescue In Centipede Grass – How To Get Rid Of It?

Q: How can I get rid of tall fescue in centipede grass? 

A: There are herbicides labeled to remove fescue grass from centipede but you can accomplish the same result without cost. All you have to do is manipulate the growing conditions to favor centipede grass and discourage fescue. Set your mowing height at 1 1/2 to 2 inches high. Fescue hates being mowed that low. If we have a hot summer, the fescue will fade out and the centipede grass will thrive.