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December 2018 News From Fairway Green

Happy Holidays From Our Family to Yours! Fall Seeding Update Fescue will continue to tiller through the winter and spring months. This will thicken the turf and fill in thin areas. It is not uncommon to see germination and development through winter into early spring. Most Fescue lawns will look nice and full by late… Read more »

Happy Holidays From Our Family to Yours!

Fall Seeding Update

Newly Germinated and Seedlings

Fescue will continue to tiller through the winter and spring months. This will thicken the turf and fill in thin areas. It is not uncommon to see germination and development through winter into early spring. Most Fescue lawns will look nice and full by late February to early March.

Keep Leaves Off Turf

Please continue to be diligent about keeping leaves and other debris off the 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 as well.

Moles and Voles

Mole

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 when available. We now have product 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 Tomcat Mole Killer and Motomoco Mole Killer. These products are available in home & garden centers like Home Depot and Lowes (don’t forget to patron local hardware or nursery stores). A very good website for additional information on Moles and Voles is The Mole Man

Fairway Green does not offer a mole control service at this time.

Dormant Oil

Ornamental Shrubs

Now is a great time to apply Dormant Oil on your ornamental trees and shrubs. Dormant oil, otherwise known as Horticulture Insecticide Oils, can generally be applied safely from now till around March. Horticultural Oils control insects by suffocation and tissue absorption. Horticulture Oils can be a good insecticide to control some of the difficult to control Scale insects. However, oils will not help control all Scale insects and eggs. It is important to both identify the type of insect and have knowledge of its life cycle to offer the best control.
Oils are an effective tool in controlling difficult mites and scale. However, dormant oils can cause plant injury so read and follow the label carefully.

Warm Season Turf Poa Annua (Annual Bluegrass)

Poa Annua

We are completing the last application of pre-emergent on warm season turf to help control winter annual Poa annua.  The split applications we provide will control roughly 75% of this problematic winter annual. The Round 2 application in 2019 will offer additional post-emergent control.

Important Changes About Your Limestone with Micro-nutrients Application

Limestone with micronutrients is part of your regular turf maintenance program and can be applied any time of year. This product is not dependent on timing like your other scheduled services.  Therefore, you may receive this application very close to a previous or upcoming application. This is a regularly scheduled application; not an additional one.

Keep an Eye on your Emails Starting in January to save 7% on your Annual Programs

Starting in early January, Fairway Green will emailing our special prepay offer.  This is an excellent opportunity to save 7% on your annual programs.

Thank you for your business and Happy Holidays!