Sep 5, 2018 2:43 PM
The most popular grass in Oklahoma for full sun areas of the lawn is Bermuda. But Bermuda will NOT grow or grows sparsely in shady areas (areas shaded by house or trees). Fescue grass is a great option for shady areas, but there are some big differences.
Fescue is a cool season grass and it grows in clumps. Fescue does NOT spread like Bermuda and if it dies it will not come back the next season like Bermuda. Some fescue will likely die each summer due to our intense Oklahoma heat, which is ”the why” we recommend a “touch-up” fall fescue overseeding each year.
Some of the things we LOVE about fescue: it will stay green all winter, but the grass will slow down its growth tremendously. Normally we don’t need to do much to the fescue in the winter, except we will water it occasionally if we get a few nice 50-60 degree days. At my own house, my fescue is my favorite areas in my lawn because it stays green all year long, the blades are very wide, grass makes for a great place to take pictures of dogs and grandbabies, and it is soft to walk on.
Recommendations: If you already have fescue, Irish Green recommends that you have a touch-up overseeding done every fall. Since fescue is a cool season grass and Oklahoma has really hot summers, fescue needs to be overseeded every fall to keep it lush, healthy, and less weeds.
Cost = $65 per 1,000 sq feet.
If you have mostly bald areas with no grass, the first time, we will aerate, overseed, and put down starter fertilizer/organics. Then the only trick is it cannot dry out. These areas will need to be watered 15 minutes in morning and evening for about 2-3 weeks (until fescue is a couple inches tall). Cost=$150 per 1,000 sq feet.
PS. The fescue seeds LOVE the organics we apply on top of it and encourages much faster sprouting than every before. We and our customers have been very happy with this combination of overseeding and applying fertilizer/organics on top!
As fescue is a cool season grass, we recommend overseedings to be done between Sept 15 – Oct 15th.
Safer. Better. Greener.
Aug 8, 2018 11:09 AM
Reduce Disease Vulnerability- Irish Green Lawn Care tree and shrub treatment build stronger, more resilient plants that are less susceptible to disease. The treatment helps benefit plant roots together, aiding in root development but also in the protection of the roots against disease. It helps boost the plant’s immune system, and keep it healthy!
Increase the uptake of Water and Nutrients- Helps plant roots absorb nutrients, aiding in root growth that allows the plant to mine for nutrients and moisture in deeper, hard to reach areas within the soil.
Lessen Transplant Shock- When you lessen transplant shock, you are reducing the chances of losing the plant. It helps the trees and shrubs be comfortable in their new environment. And by adding the treatment it helps ensure that the plants new home is equipped with the biology and food sources needed to maximize the soil and nutrient rich food for your plants.
These treatments will help your trees and shrubs be protected against diseases like Crape Myrtle Bark Scale, and bugs like Bagworms. Diseases like Bark Scale are seasonal, and you won’t know your trees have it until you see it on your trees. The treatments are like a protective shield around your trees and shrubs. We highly reccomend getting the tree and shrub treatment every year, especially if you have problems with any of the deseases or insects listed above.
Safer. Better. Greeener.