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Brown Spot in Fescue, Bermuda Invasion

Brown Spot in Fescue, Bermuda Invasion

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MarkinAL – posted 21 June 2006 15:56

I live in AL and planted Fescue in my yard. I also had a sprinker system put in…ah yes…you have to have that to grow fescue in AL! After a lot of hard work (roundup, tilling, raking, hydroseeding…it came out beautiful.

However, after admiring it all spring I now have two problems:

(1) Brown spots forming at the edge of the gavel driveway and bleeding inward. Is this a fungus? What should I apply to fix the problem.

(1)Barnyard type (wide, ugly, yellow/green bladed)grasses and wild bermuda (the scrawngy, large, ulgy stuff)have begun to come in with a vengeance in certain parts. Someone here recommended Fusilade II, saying it would kill the unwanted grasses while not harming my Fescue. I plan to aerate, fertalize with a per-immergent and overseed heavily in Sept/Oct. so that I come into spring with a thick, healthy fescue stand, but what can I do with a postimmergent to fight off all the unwanted grasses and weeds during the summer?

BTW: Because of the heat, I water everyday (I have a well, so I can). The fescue seems to love it but should I cut back to prevent funguses?

[This message has been edited by MarkinAL (edited 21 June 2006).]

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