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How to get rid of Fescue from a lawn

Recently I found my lawn full of weeds which look like caurse long grass and I wonder if they are type of fescue and how to remove/kill them without dameging my lawn.
Please help.
Thank you.


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,178
    Possibly Yorkshire fog. I believe mowing weakens it  :)
  • Peled1000Peled1000 Posts: 7
    Thank you AnniD.
    They are growing back and higher a few days after mowing...
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,178
    I'm by no means certain that's what it is, we have something very similar in our lawn which seems to be running amok. My OH usually scarifies and feeds in Spring which improves matters, but what with one thing and another this hasn't taken place this year.
    My own advice (for what it's worth),  is to persevere with the mowing for the time being. 
    Hopefully someone on here with far superior lawn expertise will advise  :)
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,269
    edited May 2020
    Hello Peled. Fescue is one of the fine grasses found in all good turf and I think what you have growing there is couch grass which spreads by runners through the ground. Here is a typical picture which looks very like yours
    Lawn Turf Problems - Couch Grass - Turf Growers
    Unfortunately there is nothing you can put on it which will just kill the couch grass. If the infestation is not too severe then you could dig it out but I would just keep mowing it.

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,527
    I have it in my lawn as well.
    Mowing may weaken it but I can't do that now because the lawn is not growing through lack of rain!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,565
    I have something similar, I believe it's annual meadow grass... I either pull it, or rake it up so it's sticking up (rather like a bald guy's comb-over standing up in the wind), and cut it with the cordless trimmer.
  • Peled1000Peled1000 Posts: 7
    Thank you all for your advice and suggestions.
    As the infestation is severe, I will try and mow/trim it for the time being and maybe apply some  sort of pre germination next year.
    Thank you and stay safe.
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