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Help needed with Fescue

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jehaga, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. jehaga

    jehaga LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Need some help and advice here... I moved to St. Louis last year from Arkansas. My previous yard was Bermuda sod and was easily managed with MSMA, 2-4D, and a yellow in the early spring.

    Now that I am in St. Louis, I am unfamiliar with what to do with Fescue. My lawn now was a seeded situation. while I have excellent coverage with the seeded fescue, undesirable grasses are emerging like foxtail, crabgrass, sour doc, etc. What should I apply this fall to help? What will kill the crabgrass; but, not harm the Fescue?

    Also, at my previous home in Arkansas, I was fortunate to have a college friend in the lawncare business that helped me tremendously. I am unfamiliar with whom to use in the Wentzville, MO area. Any suggestions? I REFUSE to use the "Big Green" company. I prefer to use independent lawn care specialists.

    Thanks in advance for any help that can be given.

  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,877

    I wouldn't worry about killing the crab grass now, since it will die on its own after the first frost anyway. but you should core aerate and over-seed this month. and a good fall fertilizer would be a good idea too!a good thick lawn is the best defense against crabgrass. now for the crabgrass, next March apply a fertilizer with a pre-m for crabgrass then I would do a second app about the end of April along with some broad-leaf weed control.
  3. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,202

    good advise, i'd use dimension, it works best for the grass weeds, and yes slit the apps.
  4. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    I tried to PM you with some reputable companies in your area, but was unable to. Email me if you want some suggestions.

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