Fescue Lawn Seed
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Fescue Lawn Grass Seed - Fescue seed is used in parks, lawns, pastures and athletic field applications throughout the northern climates. Fescue is adapted to well-drained loams and heavier soil types of medium and better productivity. Fescue will be dominant in pastures only if the soil has a salt pH of 5.3 or higher and at least a medium level of phosphorus. Although Fescue often becomes dormant during dry weather, it will survive severe droughts.
- Turf-Type Tall Fescue Lawn Grass Seed
- K-31 Tall Fescue Lawn Grass Seed
- Creeping Red Fescue Lawn Grass Seed
Fertilization: Prior to or right after seeding, apply a starter fertilizer to help proper root development. Continue using a systematic fertilizer program to maintain a healthy lawn.
Seeding: Sow seeds evenly at 7-10 lbs/1,000 square feet. Rake lightly into soil. No more than 1/8 inch of soil should cover seed. Roll with a water roller.
Covering: Use blankets, pelletized or paper mulch, or straw to hold soil moisture and hasten germination. Baled straw may bring in unwanted weeds; use with caution.
Watering: Do not allow soil to dry out. Keep soil moist with frequent light watering until seedlings are visible. After lawn is established, water as necessary.
Mowing: Maintain mower height between 2 to 3 inches, never remove more than 1/3 of the grass plant with each mowing.
Weed Control: It is very common to see new weeds when planting a new lawn or disturbing the soil. For new lawns, wait 6-8 weeks before using any herbicide. For existing lawns, the best weed control is to maintain a healthy lawn by regular fertilization, proper mowing, and watering as necessary.
Overseeding An Existing Lawn
Lawn Preparation: Mow lawn to 1 inch and remove clippings. Dethatch with a power rake or hand rake smaller areas.
Seeding: Sow seed evenly at at 4-6 lbs/1,000 square feet. Work seed into existing turf by raking.
Watering: Keep soil moist with frequent, light watering until grass is established.
Mowing: Follow normal mowing practices when grass reaches 3 to 4 inches in height.
|Environment||Bahia||Fescue||Carpet||Centipede||Seashore Paspalum||St. Augustine||Zoysia|
|Area Adapted||Statewide||Statewide||Wet Areas||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide|
|Mowing Height (inches)||3-4||.5-1.5||1.5-2||1.5-2||1-2||1.5-4||1-2|
|Soil||Acid, Sandy||Wide Range||Acid, Wet||Acid, Infertile||Wide Range||Wide Range||Wide Range|
|Drought Tolerance||Excellent||Good||Poor||Medium||Good||Very Poor||Medium|
|Nematod Tolerance||Very Good||Poor||Poor||Poor||Good||Good||Poor|
|Maintenance Levels||Low||Medium||Low||Low||Medium||Very High||High|
|Uses||Lawns||Athletic Fields||Wet Areas||Lawns||Lawns, Atlethic, Golf||Lawns||Lawns|
|Establishment Methods||Seed, Sod||Seed, Sod, Sprigs, Plugs||Seed, Sprigs||Seed, Sod, Sprigs, Plugs||Seed, Sod, Sprigs, Plugs||Sod, Sprigs, Plugs||Seed, Sod, Sprigs, Plugs|