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Grass seed: Fescue lawns & how to maintain them

by Maggie Reed 10/12/2022

Knowing how to care for your lawn means knowing how and when to fill in gaps with grass seed. Fescue grass is a popular variety of perennial lawn grass that, despite being tolerant of many climate zones, is prone to brown patches during hot, humid summer months. Using grass seed effectively is the best way to remedy the situation.

However, the more you know about different types of fescue grass seed, the better results you’ll have. Here is some more information about growing this cool-season grass to help:

Types of fescue grass seed

Fescue grass comes in several varieties suited for different situations.

Tall fescue grass is a popular choice for high-traffic areas like sports fields and commercial sites. It’s durable, shade-tolerant and has a deep root system to keep it healthy during dry periods. Because of its coarse appearance and clumping growth pattern, tall fescue grass seed needs to be applied evenly to ensure a uniform lawn aesthetic.

Creeping red fescue grass is characterized by fine, delicate blades and deep green color. This type of grass seed is often added to fescue seed mixes to improve shade tolerance.

Hard fescue grass, like tall fescue grass, is used in high-traffic areas because of its durability. The most common application of this variant is in golf courses.

Overseeding

Fescue is widely used as a “turf” grass, but its natural growing pattern can make it tricky to achieve an even lawn. Adding more grass seed to sparse patches of your lawn can help improve the health and appearance. This practice is called “overseeding.”

Fescue grass seed can take several weeks to germinate, and grows slowly once established. While fescue requires patience and regular maintenance, it can be a perfect grass choice for your home lawn or garden.

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Maggie Reed

 I am a realtor here in Baldwin County, Alabama that services the Eastern Shore down to the beautiful white sandy beaches.  I have always had a passion for helping people. I started off as a Pediatric ICU nurse until I had my own children and decided to make a career change back into real estate where I can continue to be involved with the community and helping people sell or buy their homes.  I love my job and my goal is to make this experience as fun and stress free as possible.