Fine Fescue for Turf

The Environmentally Friendly Turfgrass for Home Lawns, Parks and Golf Courses

Fine Fescue for Turf

Lawns in cool areas with plenty of shade will benefit from a turf sown with fine fescue. Fine fescue is often part of a grass mixture to create a northern shade tolerant grass that has low moisture and fertilizer needs. The grass stays green all year long in most regions and is drought tolerant.

Fine fescues encompass at least 5 major species.
• Hard fescue
• Sheep fescue
• Chewings fescue
• Creeping red fescue

Fescues are perfect for temperate and cooler regions, especially maritime and low mountainous climates. The leaves are medium green to blue green with a fine texture.

Fine fescue germinates quickly and establishes readily. It is often blended with bluegrass and ryegrass. It is the most shade tolerant of all turfgrasses. It prefers difficult soil conditions such as rocky, sandy, or clay situations.
Oregon Advantage
Oregon fine fescue seeds incorporate the latest genetic improvements in adaptability, pest and disease resistance. By law, every seed bag, box or package must carry an analysis tag stating purity, percent germination and orgin of the seed.
It's in the Seed
Fine fescue seed is medium in size with about 400,000 seeds per pound. germination is rapid (five to twelve days) and seedlings establish quickly. Fine fescues mix well with other species of cool season grasses.