Crabapple LandscapExperts provide the cutting edge of lawn care and turf information for our commercial and residential customers. Some of the research available is available through Executive Director Kevin Morris of the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program, that regularly publishes the results of the National Turf Evaluation Program NTEP. The entire report (including data)on Tall Fescue is available, while data fromprevious trials is also available.
UGA Turf Specialists run turfgrass trials at the Griffin, Georgia Experiment Station and contribute their data to the final evaluation from the Georgia perspective. Specific to the metro-Atlanta area that Crabapple covers, fescue varieties Rhambler and Monet were designated top performers for Georgia and earned top honors for the southeast.
Crabapple Landscape Experts consider many aspects of turf grass varieties evaluated in the NTEP Guide to Quality :
Seasonal Color and Color Retention
Leaf Texture (leaf width from coarse to fine)
Density of the turf (plants and tillers or sideshoots)
Living Ground Cover (spread during the growing season)
Resistance to Disease or Insect Damage
Quality under shade
Traffic Tolerance /Compaction
Mowing Quality or “Steminess”
Resistance to Poa Annua Invasion
Frost Tolerance or Winter Kill
To discuss renovating the turf on properties you manage, contact your Crabapple LandscapExpert Rep at 770-740-9739.