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Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
Rescue  Your  Fescue
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Find out how to renovate your cool season lawn this fall

Find out how to renovate your cool season lawn this fall

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    • 1. Rescue Your Fescue Mark Blevins NC Cooperative Extension
    • 2. Burning Questions
    • 3. Picture the Perfect Lawn
      • Thick and Green All Year
      • Never Needs Mowing or Irrigation
      • Weed Free
      • Repels Grubs, Bugs, Diseases and Dogs
      • You Need Astroturf
    • 4. What’s so great about grass?
      • Aesthetic Value
      • Recreational Value
      • Economic Value
      • Health Benefits
      • Environmental Benefits
    • 5. Why go grassless?
      • Less Maintenance
      • More Wildlife Friendly
      • Lower Fertilizer and Water Requirements
      • Consistent Look Year Round
      • Greater Color Variation
    • 6. My assumptions:
      • You already have a lawn and live in this area
      • Your turf is suffering from the summer
      • You would like to:
        • Know which grass is best for your lawn
        • Manage weeds, pests and diseases
        • Rescue Your Fescue
    • 7. Which Grass Is Best for Me?
      • Cool Season
        • Tall Fescue
        • Kentucky Bluegrass
        • Bentgrass
      • Warm Season
        • Bermudagrass
        • Zoysiagrass
        • Centipedegrass
        • Bahiagrass
        • St. Augustinegrass
    • 8. Consider the Following:
      • Environmental Conditions
      • Intended Use
      • Maintenance You Can Provide
      • Pest and Disease Pressure
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    • 15. Keeping Fescue Happy
      • Healthy Grass is Happy Grass
      • Sunshine helps
      • Mow it tall
      • Soil Test
      • Fertilize fall & spring
      • 1” of water weekly
      • Compaction is the silent killer
    • 16. Manage Weeds, Pests & Disease
      • 1 st Step: Healthy Turf
      • Weeds
        • Broadleaf
        • Grasses
        • Annuals
        • Perennials
    • 17. Weed Examples
      • Crabgrass
        • Preemergence herbicide between Forsythia and Dogwood bloom
      • Henbit and Chickweed
        • Preemergence herbicide in September
      • Bermuda in Fescue
        • Mix Acclaim Extra and Turflon Ester and apply monthly in summer for 2 years or more
    • 18. Pests and Diseases
      • Japanese Beetle Grubs
        • Grub control measures 2 weeks after adult populations are at their peak
      • Brown Patch
        • Quit fertilizing after March
      • Thatch Problems
        • Prove it!
    • 19. Rescue Your Fescue
      • Figure out the problem(s)
      • Prepare and amend the soil
      • Select and sow seed
      • Follow up with care
    • 20. Figuring Out Problems
      • Dry and Sunny
      • Shaded and Short
      • Soil Problems
      • Poor Timing
      • Compaction
      • Poor Selection
    • 21. Prepare and Amend the Soil
      • Prepare Soil
        • Use a core aerator
        • Till or dig bare spots
      • Amend soil
        • Soil Test
        • Compost
        • Fertilizer ½ rate9
        • Lime
    • 22. Select and Sow Seed
      • Selection
        • Species
        • Variety
        • Etc.
      • Mow & Sow
        • Mow short
        • 3-5#/M sqft
        • 2 directions
      Not All Grass Seed is Created Equal!
    • 23. Follow Up with Care
      • Water
        • Daily shallow
        • Weekly deep
      • Fertilizer
        • Labor Day (split), Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day
      • Mowing
        • Tall! 3.5 – 4 inches
    • 24. Go Rescue Your Fescue! Mark Blevins NC Cooperative Extension [email_address]

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