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The Difference Between Crabgrass and Coarse Fescue

February 26, 2022

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 texture.

What is Course Fescue?

Course Fescue is not to be mistaken for the similarly named turf-type Tall Fescue. While the popular Tall Fescue variety is lush and beautiful and very attractive, Course Fescue is undesirable for property owners. It is a perennial grass species that grow in tall clumps and are scratchy to the touch.

Why Do These Two Grass Varieties Need to Be Removed from Your Lawn?

Crabgrass and course fescue are like weeds in your lawn, but there are ways to get rid of these species at their very origins! When most people think about weeds, they imagine crabgrass. However, it’s important to be able to identify course fescue as well. These species can be grown almost anywhere, so you have to be extra careful when treating your lawn - the last thing you need is to kill friendly grasses in the process! That's why if your yard suffers from too much weediness, it might be a good idea to resort to professional help. Our Georgia Certified Lawn Care Specialists will help you get rid of both crabgrass and course fescue in no time.

Do You Have an Issue with Course Fescue or Crabgrass? Call Pride in Turf Today

Are you struggling with Crabgrass, Course Fescue, or other noxious weeds in your yard and garden? Then get professional help right away by contacting our trained experts who are ready to transform the beauty and health of your lawn. To learn more about our professional treatments or to schedule an appointment for your next service in the Atlanta, Dunwoody area, and surrounding metro areas, contact Pride in Turf today.

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