Fescue Grass, also called Patagonia, is a popular grass breed used for landscaping, residential applications, and small rakes. The shrubs do require mowing because of its height, but it grows very well when mowed under control. This low-growing grass offers brown shades of gray blades, with the leaves expanding up to six inches in size. The shrub has a coarse texture and tends to die in harsh winter weather conditions.
One can obtain Fescue Grass from seeds, plugs, cuttings, and cultivating. All three methods yield different types of Fescue Grass. General Seed Picking The most commonly available seed varieties for planting is; Italian, Spanish, and Kentucky Blue Grass. In addition, overseeding and dethatching are other essential steps to take care of Fescue Grass.
Shade Tolerance Common lawn grasses are susceptible to heat and drought. Fescue Grass Seed varieties, which are highly tolerant to heat and drought, are highly desirable. These Fescue Grasses are highly adaptable to a wide range of soils and are less likely to be damaged during heavy heat or severe drought conditions. Some Fescue Grasses are highly tolerant to common lawn grasses, making them an excellent choice if you are looking for drought-tolerant grasses.
When choosing the lawn for your garden, some factors need to be considered, including the amount of space available, whether you wish to grow taller plants or shorter ones, and how much natural sunlight the area receives. Most professional landscapers recommend that most of their clients start with a one to the three-foot border, but this depends on the area's size, location, and climate. Once you have chosen the appropriate height for your edge, then you can move on to selecting the plants and other landscape elements you will use to make your Fescue Grass look its best. Some plants, such as Sedum Autumn Joy, do well in container gardens, while others, such as St. Augustine, prefer to be planted directly into a garden.
Sheep Fescue Grass Seed Choices For those who prefer their Fescue Grass planted in the garden, choosing quality, weed-free seeds is essential. Low-fat, high-quality, 100% certified organic sheep fescue grass seed is available at most garden centers and is one of the best choices for beginning gardeners. While several weed-resistant species of Fescue Grass are available today, most of them are very sensitive to grazing. Grass seed intended for landscaping should be weed-resistant, and some of the more expensive varieties may not be resistant enough to withstand heavy grazing.
Planting: Whether you start in the late summer or early fall, prepare the soil properly for planting commercial lawn care products designed for use during early fall. Before you grow anything, be sure to remove all existing weeds and grass clippings to ensure an even spread of the new fescue grass. When it comes time to dig up the soil, keep in mind that the deeper the roots of grass, the deeper the holes.
Start With Rake Instead Of Cutting When starting your new lawn from scratch, I recommend that you first use a chemical-free, non-selective herbicide and pre-emergent weed killer to help prevent weeds. After that, you can begin to rake the areas that will soon need to be seeded. The best approach to take with overseeding is to start with minimal amounts and work your way slowly into larger spaces. Also, it is wise to rake in the middle or behind the row, especially if you will be laying sod.
Be sure that your newly graded and seeded areas are at least one-third of an inch deep. If the depth is more significant, it is better to be safe than sorry and add two-thirds of an inch of topsoil to the area. For new lawns experiencing extreme heat, be sure that you apply a top dressing once each month and water only one quarter to one-half inch deep; this will help retain moisture for your grasses during the hottest part of the year.