Proper Mowing Height Proper mowing height is essential for proper turf health and performance. Fescue requires a mowing height of 3.5″ to 4.0″ Research has proven that maintaining a mowing height of 3.5″ – 4” on fescue drastically reduces the amount of crabgrass in the lawn. Mowing at this height will also help promote healthy… Read more »
Read the latest news from Fairway Green, below! Alert Update: Winter injury/damage on warm season turf North Carolina is now seeing confirmed wide spread winter injury/damage on all warm season turf types. As warm season turf starts to actively grow we can see the extent of damage on Bermuda, Zoysia, Centipede and St. Augustine. However,… Read more »
See the latest from Fairway Green, below! Moss Moss continues to be a major topic of discussion with property owners. This could be contributed to the above normal rainfall for the past two years along with other site conditions conducive for moss development. Mosses generally do not kill grass. However, it will take over areas… Read more »
Check out the latest news from Fairway Green below! Pre-Emergent Crabgrass Control Crabgrass will usually start to germinate in late March or early April throughout the Transitional Zone. Germination will occur when soil temperatures are about 53 degrees and 3 to 4 inches deep. Crabgrass germination will be seen first in bare spots with… Read more »
Summer Crabgrass Control Starts Now Fairway Green and many other turf care managers will start their first application of pre-emergent Crabgrass control this month through early March. Crabgrass will usually start to germinate in late March or early April throughout the Transitional Zone. Germination will occur when soil temperatures are about 53 degrees and 3… Read more »
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Now is the time to apply a quality pre and/or post-emergent for annual grassy weeds like Poa annua in warm season turf.
As one of our newest problematic and prolific summer annual broadleaf weeds invading lawns throughout our area, Doveweed is a very aggressive and rapidly spreading weed with narrow soft low growing leaves that resembles grass. Doveweed is spreading rapidly in individual lawns and geographically…Read more »
Fescue seeding in the Transitional Zone Fairway Green is booking now for core aeration or slit seeding. We offer either slit-seeding or aeration seeding based on the condition of your lawn.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… 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 Dallisgrass, Orchardgrass, Bermuda or Bahia. Bahiagrass is the one that produces a tall seed head shortly after mowing. The seed… Read more »
Summer Turf Disease Update Summer is turf disease season for cool season and warm season grasses. Brown patch fungus on Fescue started in early May this year. We have seen sporadic cases of Pythium and Dollar Spot on warm season turf. Brown Patch Fungus activity has been high on Fescue at the end of June… Read more »
Proper Mowing Height Proper mowing height is essential to proper turf health and performance. Fescue requires a mowing height of 3.5″ to 4.0″. Research has proven that maintaining a mowing height of 3.5″ – 4” on fescue drastically reduces the amount of crabgrass in the lawn. Mowing at this height will also help promote healthy… Read more »
Poa Annua vs. Crabgrass We thought it important to mention Poa annua (annual Bluegrass) again due to the many inquiries on this grassy weed and for newcomers to Fairway Green’s newsletter. Fairway Green has been receiving many calls from customers and non-customers concerned that they have Crabgrass in their lawn. However, in most cases it… Read more »
Winter Injury At the time of this writing, we had not seen many lawns with signs of potential winter injury on warm season turf. However, damage may have occurred on some warm season turf on March 13th through the 17th when night time temperatures dipped to the low 30’s to upper 20’s with heavy frost…. Read more »