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Old 05-17-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Shakedown Street
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We ended up killing everything, bringing in top soil, and planting bermuda 2 years ago. The landscaper that time told us bermuda would be less maintenance, it would spread and thicken on its own, and it would get so thick no weeds would grow. And you know what? My yard is mostly clover now. I really don't care anymore. I just put down more weed killer to try to get the clover gone but I'm not going to sick a ton of money into this anymore.
My bermuda definitely gets a few weeds, no grass is perfect. You should consider a professional service for a year to get it under control.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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No problem with Fescue in my yard, plus it looks great all year long. I am not a fan of the warm season grasses, IMO really makes the neighborhood look cheap in the winter. Warm season grasses will be more drought tolerant and zoysia has a very fine blade that really looks nice in the summer, but again looks awful in the winter.
If you are able to establish a fescue lawn with seed then it will be more tolerant to the heat of the summer with less watering, the roots are deeper. Most new homes are sodded, and are not maintained correctly making it almost impossible to keep alive. Drive thru some of the older established neighborhoods in Fort Mill and Charlotte, you will see almost all lawns are tall fescue.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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And how about watering? Funny how you left out that inconvenient (and expensive) part.
You clearly didn't read my post thoroughly. I mentioned watering numerous times as the key in maintaining fescue during the summer months.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:58 PM
 
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I also agree that it would be wise to use a professional for treating your lawn. I personally use Scott's but there are others who provide similar services. One I can think of off the top of my head is TruGreen as I get mail from them all the time.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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No problem with Fescue in my yard, plus it looks great all year long. I am not a fan of the warm season grasses, IMO really makes the neighborhood look cheap in the winter. Warm season grasses will be more drought tolerant and zoysia has a very fine blade that really looks nice in the summer, but again looks awful in the winter.
If you are able to establish a fescue lawn with seed then it will be more tolerant to the heat of the summer with less watering, the roots are deeper. Most new homes are sodded, and are not maintained correctly making it almost impossible to keep alive. Drive thru some of the older established neighborhoods in Fort Mill and Charlotte, you will see almost all lawns are tall fescue.
No the neighborhood requires sod. Can do the back yard with seed but not front.
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