Summer weather can take its toll on your lawn.
Although warm season lawns (Bermuda, Zoysia, and Centipede grass) are somewhat tolerant of the summer heat, cool season lawns (Fescue grass) can struggle with the heat, humidity, disease pressure, and periods of drought. Since Fescue lawns cannot spread and repair themselves like warm season lawns, Fescue lawns must be aerated and over-seeded to thicken and repair damaged areas.
Every Fescue lawn can benefit from some level of renovation every year. One of the best means of rejuvenating your lawn is to combine the power of professional core aeration with over-seeding. Core aeration helps reduce compaction caused by drought, helps break down thatch, and allows water, air, and nutrients to reach the root zone. Plus, a freshly aerated lawn provides a perfect seed bed for Fescue seed.
Fescue lawns should be aerated and seeded between September and November for best results. This will allow the new seedlings time to mature and develop a strong root system before the cold winter months. It will also ensure a thick, healthy lawn the following spring.
Seeding a Fescue lawn in the spring is not recommended in most cases. This interferes with the timing of spring pre-emergent for Crabgrass control and can cause major weed issues during the summer.
Agropro only uses top-quality, blue tag certified turf type tall Fescue seed that is suited for our Georgia climate.
For more information on lawn renovation, or to schedule aeration and overseeding, contact us today.