Common plant problems in the Atlanta area
Atlanta’s growing season provides plants with almost year around growth. Because of this long growing season pest populations can build to thresholds where plant damage can occur. The natural and man-manipulated environment in Atlanta can also cause stress and eventual decline in our landscapes and forests. The following is a list of some of the more common pests, cultural problems and environmental problems we may encounter year to year.


Fescue does build root systems and store carbohydrates (energy) over winter when soil and air temperatures allow but even fescue slows its growth when temperatures are cold. Its root system and cells are actually growing and functioning but as with green up you will see very little if any visible top growth until we get the crucial factors of consistently warmer weather, consistently warmer soil temperatures, increased day length and consistent rainfall or irrigation.

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