Fescue FAQ

Fescue grass is a great choice for a lawn–it’s low maintenance and will save you time and money on lawncare. It even works in the Georgia climate, though the hot summers can really do a number on your lawn. But how do you care for fescue lawns? At Simply Green Lawn Care we’re the experts on Atlanta-area lawn care, and we’ve put together a quick primer on fescue care.

  • Brown Spots in your lawn are usually caused by a fungus called Rhizoctonilawn carea. Simply Green lawn care can help treat and prevent this and other common problems.
  • Core Aeration and Reseeding. Now is the time to plant your lawn for next year! Services start back up in September. You’ll want to start preparing for aeration and reseeding three to four days in advance. Cut your lawn short–about 1.5 inches–and then water it every day until you are able to easily insert your finger about one inch into the soil.
  • Be Gentle! Since your grass will be young and tender in the fall, be gentle with it. Don’t step on it much or mow it for the first three weeks, and water twice a day. After that you can mow your lawn, but use the highest setting and be especially careful when turning the mower. 

Remember, fall is the time to plant your fescue lawn for next year, since it doesn’t regerminate on its own. The longer nights and cooler temperatures coming up are a great time to rejuvenate your existing lawn. Get in touch with Simply Green Lawn Care now to schedule your fescue services, and keep your lawn looking great all year long.

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