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Fall Tips for Fescue

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Autumn is right around the corner and Arbor-Nomics is all about planning for the upcoming season. This short article will help you prepare your lawn for the fall. This article is dedicated for Fescue lawns, but our professional lawn care programs can take care of Zoysia grass and Bermuda grass as well. We will first go over the characteristics of Fescue followed by some tips to make your grass look refreshed for the cooler fall weather. Finally, we will give you some details of our Fescue lawn care plan. Call Arbor-Nomics today to consult with a specialist and get your free price estimate. We are ready when you are.

About Fescue Grass

Fescue grass is a popular option for its durability, attractiveness, weed resistance, and toughness.
With proper maintenance, Fescue can stand firmly against kids, pets, and general traffic. This characteristic is important during the fall when everyone is spending more time outside enjoying the cooler weather.
Fescue is tough. It can grow in compact soil where other plants would struggle. This combined with its nature of growing in tight clumps makes Fescue incredibly resistant against weeds. All of this is how Fescue grasses provide a beautiful and dense lawn.
Caring for Your Fescue Lawn
Let’s put the “care” back in lawn care with some tips rejuvenate your Fescue lawn after the dry heat of the summer:

  • Mowing: You should mow your Fescue lawn to between 3 and 3.5 inches. Do not remove more than 1/3 of the grass blades at each cutting. For optimal appearance, Fescue lawns should be mowed every 5–6 days. You don’t need to collect clippings, as they recycle back into the soil, providing extra nutrients. It is safe to mow immediately after we have applied our products.
  • Watering: You will know the turf needs water when it becomes dark bluish gray in color, shows footprints, and has wilted, folded, or curled blades. Water weekly with about 1 to 1.25 inches of water, wetting the soil to a depth of 4 to 6 inches.

Our Lawn Care Plan
Lawn care can be a time-consuming and delicate process. The wrong fertilizer can support a weed invasion and too little of it can leave your grass malnourished. If you prefer to leave this work to trained and experienced specialists, then leave it to the folks at Arbor-Nomics.
Arbor-Nomics’ yearly lawn care plan is designed to keep your lawn looking fresh year-round. Our seven-application plan includes two applications of pre-emergent applications as well as several applications of special fertilizer. We also offer aeration and overseeding services. Explore our website to learn more about our programs or call now for a free consultation and price estimate.