Water Saver® Tall Fescue

Water Saver® Tall Fescue - GrassMasters Indiana

Water Saver® Tall Fescue

  • Dark green color with moderate density, a bunch-type grass
  • Good tough-play lawn, recommended for a wide variety of uses including residential and commercial landscapes
  • Good heat tolerance
  • Deep root system provides good drought tolerance, can go into summer dormancy if irrigation is withheld, but will green up again upon return of moisture
  • Tolerates moderate to partial shade
  • Good wear resistance, tolerates moderate foot traffic

Lawn Maintenance

Water

Apply 1/2 to 1 inch of water as a deep soaking every 3-7 days to encourage a deep, healthy root system during dry or hot periods. Avoid frequent, shallow watering that results in shallow roots, permitting weed germination and growth.

Mowing & Thatching

Mow to a height of 2-3 inches. Mow regularly with a sharp rotary or reel mower, allowing clippings from frequent mowing to remain on the lawn. Never remove more than 1/3 of the shoot growth at one mowing. Tall Fescue forms very little thatch.

Soil & Fertilizer Needs

Adapts to a wide range of soil conditions -- has a rather deep extensive root system that makes excellent use of soil moisture and mineral nutrients. Fertilize twice a year, spring and fall, with a complete ferilizer containing nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium. Apply N at 2 -4 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. per year. Will respond well to high nitrogen applications to achieve a higher quality turf. Water thoroughly after fertilization.