Fall Fertilization

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Now that summer is finally fading away (hopefully), now is the time to fertilize cool-season tall fescue to strengthen plant and turf roots so that it comes out strong next spring. Late fall is the most important fertilization of the season for fescue. As the warm season turf is slowing down and ready to go dormant,… Read more »

Pumpkin Spice & Fescue Seed

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I took a stroll through the store last night and was reminded that fall is just around the corner. How is that, you ask? Everything from coffee, cookies, and cereals all the way to air fresheners and body washes were flavored or scented in pumpkin spice.  Don’t get me wrong; pumpkin spice has its place,… Read more »

Summertime Tips for Fescue Lawns

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We talked in our last blog about how to properly care for warm-season turf.  Today we want to look at the other side of the spectrum and talk about cool season grass, or more specifically about fescue. As you might suspect a grass such as fescue that is part of the cool-season family of grasses… Read more »

Caring for Fescue in the Summer

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Fescue Lawns are some of the best looking lawns during the spring in this part of the country.  This year has been no exception.  The cooler than normal spring helped this cool-season grass maintain it’s health and vigor into the start of summer.  However, our sudden turn to July-like temperatures and higher humidities has the… Read more »

Two Factors for Seeding Success

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It’s been pretty dry in Carolina for the past six weeks, making watering your lawn much more important. And if we’ve seeded fescue grass, proper watering is even more important. We’ve prepared the soil with good aeration. We’ve applied a good starter fertilizer and an organic soil amendment. All you have to do is wait for… Read more »

So Do You Really Want to Do Your Own Lawn Care?

Posted by & filed under Choosing a lawn care company, fertiliation, Fescue, Lawn Care, post-emergent, pre-emergent, Weed-control.

  Where do I start? I was at one of the big box stores recently, and noticed the big display of do-it-yourself lawn care weed-control products and fertilizers on display. So I checked them out to compare these to what we use at LawnAmerica, along with the pricing of their products. Even with 30 years… Read more »

Time for Leaf Raking Duty

Posted by & filed under drought, Fescue, Lawn Care.

  Fall is finally here in North Carolina, and the changing leaves have been nice, but can be a real chore for homeowners when they start piling up on the ground. Clearing leaves off the lawn prevents suffocation, letting the turf breathe in preparation for spring. Newly seeded fescue can especially can be damaged from… Read more »