The Difference Between Crabgrass and Coarse Fescue

February 26, 2022
Pride In Turf

Grasses can appear benign and somewhat unassuming, beautiful even - flowers that adorn the landscape with their delicate beauty. But what do you usually do when you come across unkempt grass on your lawn? You are actually encountering one of many invasive species of plants known for spreading uncontrollably, or grass clumping in certain areas. If you spot an area of your lawn that does not look quite right compared to other areas, then there is a strong chance it's either Crabgrass or Coarse Fescue.

Common Weeds in Georgia

These kinds of weeds have been known to spread in Georgia for decades, though there has been a significant rise in infestation from 1990 onwards. Eager gardeners and property owners may be surprised to learn that these are actually weeds as well! Pride In Turf is here to help property owners in the greater Atlanta region control Crabgrass and course fescue weeds immediately before they spread further and turn out to be difficult to eliminate!

What is Crabgrass?

Crabgrass is an annual grass that will begin to grow from your lawn in the summer months, specifically mid-June and early July. Crabgrass tends to sprout up in small clusters around lawns and at the edges of walkways. This type of grass is particularly light-green or even lime-colored, as opposed to the Fescue grass. Unlike its relatively ridged, unevenly green-topped blades, crabgrass' edges are smooth with a very fine