Lawn Care News December 2015 Check out the latest from Fairway Green, below! Please be Diligent About Keeping Leaves and Other Debris off the Turf It is important to remove and keep leaves off your turf. Severe damage will occur if leaves stay on your turf for extended periods. Damage can be quick and severe… Read more »
Check out the latest from Fairway Green, below!
Please be Diligent About Keeping Leaves and Other Debris off the Turf
It is important to remove and keep leaves off your turf. Severe damage will occur if leaves stay on your turf for extended periods. Damage can be quick and severe for Fescue lawns that had fall seeding or sod. It is best to blow leaves off of immature turf rather than raking. It is important to keep leaves off your dormant warm season turf too.
Fall Seeding Update
Most fescue lawns that were seeded this fall are developing well now thanks to the recent rains and mild temperatures. Germination and development should continue if climatic conditions are mild through the winter.
Poa annua Control Reminder
Poa annua (annual Bluegrass) is a common winter annual grassy weed in all turf types. It is easily seen in warm season turf during the winter because the turf is brownish in color while Poa annua is green. However, most people with fescue turf do not realize they have it until late spring when the Poa annua produces tan colored seed heads.
There are a couple products available that will control about 70% of Poa annua in Fescue. The product Fairway Green utilizes requires an application in November followed by another treatment approximately thirty days later. You have to utilize the two applications to receive the 70% control.
Mole and Voles
Mole and Vole signs tend to increase this time of year because the soil has better moisture and is easier for the moles and voles to move around. Think about how difficult it is to dig a hole on your property in July and August. Mole control can be frustrating and time consuming. Many people believe that a grub treatment will rid their lawn of moles. However, trying to control moles by controlling grubs is usually ineffective because moles feed heavily on earthworms and other insects. We now have chemical options to control Moles in North Carolina. Several products are now registered for use in our state. The two products that people have had success with are Talprid from Bell Laboratories and Motomco, Mole Killer. These products should be available soon in home & garden centers in your area if they are not already. A very good website for additional information on Moles and Voles is http://themoleman.com/
Winter Broadleaf Weeds
This is the time of year that you may notice an increase in broadleaf weed activity in the lawn. Winter annual and perennial broadleaf weeds are germinating; replacing the summer annual and perennials that have ended their life cycle for this year. Applying the proper post-emergent broadleaf weed control will help control infestations. Young immature turf can be injured if broadleaf weed control is applied.
If you have questions about your lawn care services, or would like to request a free estimate, please contact Fairway Green today! We are happy to help you achieve the beautiful lawn you deserve!