We have always had dry spots in our lawn (fescue) in an area that peat moss did not get applied as heavily when we originally planted (1999). Our soil is sandy. I can water those areas additionally to run the underground sprinklers but that seems counter productive. Should we try to amend the soil or what should we do?
Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/amending-sandy-soil.htm
My lawn is tall fescue and Kentukey blue combo. The fungus looks like a dried paste or vomit that is usually white and light brown or dark brown. When fungus is disturbed, a dark brown powder spreads out. I have small and large dry spots that I am sure are related as I have hand watered the spots with no results. We have had rain for 3 days last week and the dry spots have almost disappeared.
The first thing to do is to take a specimen of the fungus like stuff to a local nursery or perhaps local university horticultural extension office. Have whatever it is truly identified. They they can suggest a good fungicide that will get rid of the fungus, mold or whatever it may be. If you have no such places close by then you may want to try buying a fugicide named Immunox or one of the Ortho fungicides and apply it per the instructions on the label and see if it gets rid of it.
I have a Dallisgrass growing in my fescue, or I think it is. It looks similar to crabgrass but it is broader and spreads out more on the bottom. It gets seed pods now on a thick stem that you can hardly cut with the mower. I'm hoping for something that will not kill the fescue.
This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/dallisgrass-weed.htm
I suddenly have a lawn full of hairy bittercress. What is the best postemergent herbicide to use on a fescue lawn without killing the desirable grass? I was going to hand-pull, but it would probably take all day. Plus, I read one article that said it had a taproot and would just grow right back unless you got it all. Please advise. I would like to do something this weekend. Thanks for any help.
This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/hairy-bittercress-control.htm
I have an established flowerbed that includes mature trees and shrubs. I can't seem to get rid of the lawn-type grass in it. I have tried digging it out tediously for several years and it just comes back even thicker each time. HELP!
Here is an article you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/how-to-kill-grass-naturally-kill-unwanted-grass-in-your-yard.htm
If I followed all the directions for planting fescue seed and added all the correct amendments and then kept it watered, would the new grass sprout out and grow with no problem? Thanks.
In a perfect world, yes. While it should come up without any issues, there are no guarantees when it comes to unexptected problems. Even when you do everything right, in the end Mother Nature dictates the outcome. Hopefully, your grass will be fine and become established before the heat of summer. Just keep it well watered and cross your fingers!
A month ago, I reseeded an area of my son's lawn in a fescue mix grass seed. The grass has came up very good, about several inches tall. But the people who lived in the house before tilled but didn’t do anything. Now there are a ton of weeds, more weeds than grass. I am afraid the grass might get chocked out. Can a person spray these weeds without hurting the new grass?
You can use a post-emergent herbicide. Read the label carefully to make sure the product targets only broad leafed weeds, but not grass. This article will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/post-emergent-herbicides.htm
You can also seek advice on the best herbicide to use from your local Extension Service. This link will help you find one: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/