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A Primer on Tall Fescue

A Primer on Tall Fescue

One type of grass you can use to rejuvenate your home’s landscape is known as tall fescue. Here is a quick rundown on what you should know about it!

If you want to build the perfect lawn, then you need to start somewhere! Now that you understand the difference between sodding and seeding, you can begin to move onto the next step. One type of grass you can use to rejuvenate your home’s landscape is known as tall fescue. Here is a quick rundown on what you should know about it! 

The Fundamental Elements of Tall Fescue 

Tall fescue is a cool-season grass with one notable attribute: it handles heat exceptionally well. This makes it an ideal solution for Maryland and Delaware homeowners who want something a little bit more. It fits in both northern and transition zones. In addition to heat, it can also handle drought conditions and sitting in the shade. It can also grow in bunches, resist the effects of diseases, and can also repair itself in limited quantities. Wow! 

Even More Information 

If you’d like to know more, then you have come to the right place! This grass was introduced in Europe in the 1800s before making the jump across the Atlantic to North America. This was around the same time that lawns were first becoming popular with American homeowners. One variety with significant crossover appeal was the Kentucky tall fescue that helped enable the transition from farm pastures to homefront lawns. Since it is also capable of handling cold temperatures, you will soon see that your yard continues to thrive even in the dead of winter.

Other Considerations 

When it comes to the seeding process, tall fescue should be one of your top choices. After all, it can sprout from seeds incredibly fast. It also germinates more quickly than Kentucky bluegrass, but that doesn’t mean you should discount the bluegrass entirely. The roots will grow strong enough to withstand whatever Mother Nature can attack it with, and only fine fescues are superior to tall fescues in this regard. 

Taking Care of Lawns

The best time to plant this grass is during the fall and spring, but even if you get started now, it’s not too late! Plus, you won’t have to worry too much about the dethatching process. That said, this grass does benefit from overseeding. This helps correct the density and prevent unsightly clumps from dragging down the curb appeal of your beautiful new lawn! 

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