Is it possible to remove Creeping Red Fescue from an existing lawn?
I have a lawn mixed with Rye, Bluegrass, and Creeping Red Fescue. The Fescue is overtaking the Rye and Bluegrass and it is not very pretty. How can I control or remove the Red Fescue from my lawn?
Creeping Red Fescue is difficult to control in the home lawn. There arent any selective chemicals that will kill Creeping Red Fescue without harming existing turf-grass. Unfortunately, Creeping Red Fescue is even difficult to control with Glyphosate (Round Up). Either treat the patches at least three times with Glyphosate over a two month period (treat whenever the Fescue starts to recover) or dig the patches out and replace the soil and turf-grass. These patches will only continue to expand, especially if the lawn is in shade or semi-shade.
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