The Rockdale Gardener

Gardening Posts From Rockdale Cooperative Extension

February is the month to think about turfgrass!

Fescue baby

Use care when using lawn chemicals…you never know who will be using the lawn next!


February is the time to start thinking about turfgrass. This is the month to apply preemergent herbicides, lime according to a soil test and overseed fescue.

Preemergent herbicides are weed killers that prevent weed seeds from germinating. If you need recommendations on the correct one to use, UGA has a number of tools for you.

The best is a comprehensive turfgrass website. The University of Georgia’s is THE place for Georgia homeowners and turgrass professionals to go to learn about caring for lawn grasses. If you questions about your lawn you can or email me and I would be glad to assist you.

Steve Pettis, Rockdale County Extension Agent for Agricultural and Natural Resources



Phone: 770-278-7373

Mailing Address:

1400 Parker Rd. SE; Lobby A

Conyers, GA 30094-5953