Lawn Pride grass of the week: Fine Fescue

Lawn Pride Indianapolis lawn care and weed controlThe name fine fescue actually applies to several  species of grasses in this group: red, chewings, hard, and sheep. Like the name implies, they are very fine textured with soft, needle-like blades. Fine fescues are popular because of their shade and soil tolerance. However, they do not tolerate heat and dry conditions.
  • Width: 1/16" or less
  • Tip/blade: blade is "hair-like" with a fine tip
  • Color: dull, or gray-green color
  • Feel: very soft feel
  • Growth: grows fast
  • Additional: red or purplish colored base; crushes easily; does not tolerate drought