Grass Match: Fine Fescue

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Fine_As_Fescue (Fine Fescue)

Common applications: This grass is great for a lawn with areas of shade. Blend it with sun-loving varietals, like perennial ryegrass and Kentucky bluegrass, for a more flexible, shade-tolerant lawn.

Germination: Germinates in about 2 weeks.

Fertilization + Irrigation: Requires minimal irrigation and fertilization.

Color: Medium green.

Sun: Handles shade well in comparison to other varietals.

Weather tolerance: Tolerates colder winters and extended snow cover, but not as drought tolerant as some other varietals.

Traffic: Poor hardiness to foot traffic in comparison to other varietals.

Texture: Has a fine blade texture.

pH preference: Does well in low pH soil.

Mowing: Can be mowed short, but will increase weeds. Best to maintain at 2 inches and never cut off more than 1/3 of the blade height at a time.

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