Tall fescue is a great choice

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Tall fescue is a great choice for homeowners that want a long green season. It thrives at 65 and not so much when its 95 degrees. Timing is everything! The best time to culture tall fescue is when it is actively growing in cool fall weather. The following is lawn calendar for tall fescue lawns in Harvey County!
Mowing
Turf-types: 2 to 3 inches. K-31: 21⁄2 to 31⁄2 inches. Raise height to the upper end of the range during the summer.

Fertilizing
September, November, May.

Watering
Spring: minimal. Summer: 1 to 11⁄2 inches per week. Fall: only as needed to prevent wilting.

Planting
September or March through April, using 6 to 8 pounds of seed per 1,000 square feet.

Dandelions
Herbicides are most effective in the fall.

Crabgrass
Preemergence herbicide before redbud trees reach full bloom.

Grubs
Treat May through July depending on when grubs are present. Aerating Early spring or fall, as needed

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