Posts Tagged ‘Fescue’

Shady Yard – What to Do

Q: We have a company that maintains our yard for weeds and fertilizer. They aerated and put down fescue last fall. It looked GREAT from about November until about the middle of June....

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Calcium Chloride – Dust Control

Q: Since rain has been lacking recently, my fescue lawn has gotten very sparse and the soil is very dusty. When I mow, the resulting dust cloud is truly spectacular. My wife has been trying to convince me to put...

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Fescue – Watering in Winter

Q: In order to abide by the watering restrictions, when I want to water I need to set up my sprinklers the night before I want to water. At our current temperatures, that would mean that the hose and sprinklers...

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Lawn Grass – Selecting in North Carolina

Q: My wife and I are moving to New Bern, North Carolina to build our retirement home in approximately 10 months. We both were raised in the mid-west where grass grows up and down and not side ways and does...

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St. Augustine Grass – Planting From Sprigs

Q: I just got through reseeding my fescue lawn, again, and I’m tired of the process! What are your thoughts on St. Augustine grass? I grew-up with St. Augustine in South Texas, and love the fact that it is about...

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Lawn – Flooded Occasionally

Q: I have an area that floods to about 0.25inch depth occasionally, to add top soil and level would be a huge task Is there an evergreen lawn seed that is water resistant you would recommend? A: Fescue is our...

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Slime Mold – On Lawn

Q: Recently we had our grandchildren over and they ran all over our bermuda lawn. When they came in the house their sneakers were black. I covered a broom  with a white towel and brushed it over the grass. It...

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Grass Seed – Patch Perfect

Q: First, What is your opinion of Patch Perfect grass seed? Second, does the seed work in Georgia clay? And last, is it worth my time and money? A: I don’t believe the grasses it contains will work well here....

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Patch Perfect – No Miracle Grass

Q: We have tried several times to have grass in our front yard (40 feet x 20 feet) with no success. The area is under a huge red oak tree. What light does make it through is dappled at best....

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Browntop Millet – Temporary Lawn

Q: What do you think of planting browntop millet to hold the soil during summer before I plant fescue in fall? A: Browntop millet will work fine. It germinates readily in the heat and will look passable if given a...

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Fescue – Remove from Zoysia in Winter

Q: I have these grassy clumps throughout my ‘Meyer’ zoysiagrass lawn. Since the zoysia is dormant, is it safe to use a non-selective herbicide to eradicate these clumps? A: The weed grass looks like fescue, which is a common winter...

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Fescue – Growing In a Bermuda Lawn

Q: Okay, don’t laugh. I’m new to the world of lawn care. Since my lawn is composed of way too many different types of grasses (bermuda, fescue, centipede, zoysia…don’t ask) I’m not sure if the attachments are weeds or some...

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Fescue – Endophytes (Toxicosis)

Q: Can you suggest a cool weather grass for horses? I know Kentucky 31 is available but I’m wondering if there is something better that will tolerate the heat and drought. A: Fescue is usually the best choice for cool...

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Fescue – Overwatered

Q: I have a fescue lawn that receives plenty of water, as I have a well. I am watering once a day. I was watering twice a day, but some areas were getting pretty saturated, and we have received some...

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Prometon – Safe Use

Q: I needed to transplant plant some azaleas to a spot where Bermuda grass was growing. I went to a garden center and purchased a product that promised to kill all weeds. The active ingredient was prometon. A friend says...

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Centipedegrass – Planting in Fescue

Q: You recently mentioned ‘TifBlair’ centipedegrass and said you should seed or sod in May. Can I just aerate my fescue lawn and plant the centipedegrass seed or do I have to wipe out the fescue first? A: It’s lots...

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Soil – Replacement

Q: I have a lot of red clay soil. I’m thinking about replacing my fescue with zoysiagrass. What do you know about a grass called Amazoy? A: No matter what grass you choose, you’ll have problems if your soil is...

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Fertilizer – Dealing with Price Increases

Q: The price of 10-10-10 fertilizer has doubled! What can I buy as a alternative to lower my fertilizer cost on 3,500 sq. ft. bermuda and 14,500 sq. ft. fescue? I’m trying to follow my University of Georgia soil test...

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