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The Difference Between Crabgrass and Coarse Fescue

Crabgrass

Do you have patches of grass that aren’t uniform with the rest of your lawn? You know it isn’t weeds, but the grass looks and feels different? Crabgrass and Coarse Fescue are both examples of wild grass varieties that often appear in lawns throughout Georgia. The problem is that one is much more difficult to eliminate than the other, and property owners often have a difficult time knowing the difference. At Arbor-Nomics, we offer premium lawn care services for property owners in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. If you are wondering whether Course Fescue or Crabgrass has been discovered on your lawn, then read below for helps with identification and tips on how to control it.

Identifying Crabgrass
Crabgrass is an annual grass that will usually begin to grow prolifically in the summer months, specifically mid-June and early July. It is a light green or even lime tone and can usually be found growing in small clusters in thin patches of lawn or near the edges of walkways. Crabgrass has very smooth blades, that are in stark contrast to the ridged leaves of Fescue grass.

What is Course Fescue?
Course Fescue is not to be confused with the similarly named turf type Tall Fescue. While the popular Tall Fescue variety is beautiful, lush and very attractive, Course Fescue is undesirable for property owners. It is a perennial grass species that is dark green, rough to the touch and grows in clumps that can make lawns look uneven or unkempt.

Why Do These Two Grass Varieties Need to Be Removed from Your Lawn?
Both Crabgrass and Course Fescue are species to keep an eye out for. They are opportunistic varieties that can grow in conditions that more preferable grasses cannot. However, the annual Crabgrass can usually be removed without a lot of issues if spotted when young. There are a variety of treatments that can handle this grass at early stages of development without putting neighboring grass at risk. However, Course Fescue grass is much more stubborn. Only certain chemicals will do the job, and they need to be carefully applied to ensure that your lawn remains in good condition after treatment. For best results, it is always best to hire a professionally trained and experienced lawn care provider who can perform treatments properly. Our Certified Landscape Specialists provide treatments at specific times of the year that can limit the growth of species like Crabgrass and Course Fescue and is included as part of our premium lawn care programs.

Do You Have an Issue with Course Fescue or Crabgrass? Call Arbor-Nomics Today
Are you struggling with Crabgrass, Course Fescue, weeds or other invasive plants? Then get the professional care you need right away by calling the experts at Arbor-Nomics. Our Certified Landscape Specialists are ready to transform the beauty and health of your lawn. Contact our office for more information about our professional treatments or to schedule an appointment for your next lawn care service in Atlanta, Dunwoody, Buckhead, Cumming, Sandy Springs, Woodstock, Peachtree Corners, Suwanee, Brookhaven, Roswell, Marietta, Alpharetta, Georgia or a surrounding metro area neighborhood.