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 good choice. It is a great competitor to weeds. It sounds like you have enough sun to make the grass happy. If you decide to plant seed rather than sod, the best time to do it is in late May or early June next year. The key to the process is keeping the seed and soil moist for a couple weeks after you plant. Grass grows best when it has at least six inches of soft soil for the roots to explore. You might have success by thoroughly aerating the soil but tilling would be the best option.

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