Cleaning Out the Grassy Weeds in Your Cool Season Turf Lawn August is a good time to start lawn renovation if you have a fescue lawn with perennial grassy weeds. Most grassy weeds will require a non-selective weed control like RoundUp® to control grassy weeds like Bermuda or Bahia. Bermuda and Bahia will require up… Read more »
August is a good time to start lawn renovation if you have a fescue lawn with perennial grassy weeds. Most grassy weeds will require a non-selective weed control like RoundUp® to control grassy weeds like Bermuda or Bahia. Bermuda and Bahia will require up to three applications two and a half weeks apart to provide the best control in the lawn. You may want to consider a Bermuda suppression program after removing it from your fescue lawn in the coming years.
The proper time to seed tall fescue in the Transitional Zone is at the end of August to mid-October; not the spring. Ground and air temperatures are in the best range for the longest period time for germination and root development. Many fescue lawns will require seeding this fall due to heavy disease damage. Fescue lawns that did not receive regular fungicides appear to have the worst damage.
Fairway Green is booking now for core aeration or slit seeding. Book early since we have limited weeks to complete all of the core aeration or slit-seeding jobs. Fairway Green customers receive a 5% discount if booked before August 15th.
Fairway Green uses and offers to customers and non-customers its very own hand selected turf type tall fescue mixture; “Southern Perfection”. Fairway Green’s “Southern Perfection” contains a mixture of 35% Falcon IV, 30% Shenanoah III, 30% Shenandoah Sport and 3% Guinness Kentucky Bluegrass. Turfgrass for the next century…winning the fight against surface-feeding insects, grows low but grows strong…your lawn will never be greener, naturally cut down on clippings and mowing. Falcon IV, Finelawn and Shenandoah Sport are the best tall fescue varieties available in the industry. Tested across multiple states, locations and environments these varieties exhibit improved turf quality, vibrant turf color, excellent disease resistance and improved stress tolerance. Guinness Kentucky bluegrass is the fastest establishing elite Kentucky bluegrass available in the lawn care industry. Looking for elite turf, fast germination and enhanced knitting of turf for improved sod strength and traffic tolerance? Look no further than Guinness. In addition to all these great qualities, Southern Perfection contains 0% weed seed and 0% other crop seed.
Falcon IV, one of the varieties in our seed mixture, is now Water Star® qualified by the Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance (TWCA).
If you have a fescue lawn, now is the time to put out Dolomitic Limestone. Dolomitic limestone has some micronutrients and is the work horse for all soil types. Limestone should be applied annually at a rate of 10 to 20 pounds per thousand square feet to maintain your current pH level. A soil sample may offer suggested rates to help bring your pH level up to a desired level for your turf. Having the correct pH level will help your turf better utilize nutrients coming from the soil.
It is not uncommon to see Crabgrass in the lawn this time of year even if you utilized the proper types and rates of pre-emergent in the spring. Pre-emergents break down in late summer allowing you to seed your tall fescue in the fall.