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Is 2-4-D my only prayer for fescue now?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by yerturfsux, May 11, 2003.

  1. yerturfsux

    yerturfsux LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 17

    Just curious what you guys think about this situation: I cleared 2 acres of five foot tall briars. (yeah, nice day that was but they paid) After the clearing, I dotted, overseeded and ferted. Now I have two foot tall briars and nice fescue! I know what really should have happened, but they wanted "green" now. Any suggestions?...And yes, in this case MY turf sux!
  2. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    How often are you or the owner cutting the turf? I dont see how the briars could survive if the lawn is cut about 3 inches on a weekly basis. Are the briars sparse or all over? Cut it then spray the briars.
  3. DaddyRabbit

    DaddyRabbit LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 937

    I wouldn't use any post emergent/2-4-d on new/young fescue as the growth will be stunted or worse. You will need all conditions in your favor to make it thru the summer. I'd rely on the lawn mower for now and get them later.
  4. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    You can use Trimec if the new grass has been cut 3 or 4 times. Im applying alot of that right now and its doing good.

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