While most might think their lawn should get the most attention in the summer and spring months, a lawn seeded with Fescue grass should get primary care during the Fall, right before the coldest months. Fescue, a cold season grass, is extremely popular in Georgia. It holds up great in lawns that have varying amounts of sun and shade, making it very versatile for suburban areas with different levels of tree and home coverage.
Since fescue lawns grow their root systems deeper just before the winter months, giving proper seeding and aeration treatments can ensure that your fescue lawn is thick and healthy come springtime. We've put together a Fall to-do list to make sure your fescue lawn will endure the cold temperatures and thrive come springtime.
Fall core aeration is extremely beneficial for a fescue lawn. Since fescue depends on growing deep root systems, the decompaction of the soil will allow for the roots to dig into the ground to withstand the coming winter.
The process of core aeration involves removing small plugs of soil from the lawn. This lets all of the good nutrients get into your soil and around the root systems. Not only does this open the soil up to receive more oxygen than before, but the increase in water intake allows more nutrients to flow into the root system as well.
By having your fescue lawn overseeded yearly, this will ensure that when your soil has been decompacted by the process of core aeration, the seeds can grow the much-needed deep root systems to fill in the gaps. Primarily, this will help your lawn fight drought and disease when these threats present themselves.
Fescue lawns will benefit from fertilization outside of the summer months, especially in early September. Doing so after the harsh heat and humidity but before soil temperatures drop below 50 degrees will be the prime time to ensure the roots continue to grow deep and healthy.
AgroPro only uses top-quality, blue tag certified tall Fescue seed that is properly suited for our Georgia climate. If you are looking to take care of your Fescue lawn this upcoming fall, contact AgroPro today for more information on core aeration and overseeding.