Fescue is a grass that thrives best under constant shade. This type of grass is perfect for spots in your lawn where Bermuda does not grow well. It is best to plant fescue in areas such as patches of dirt under trees, or any other areas around your home where warm weather grasses (such as Bermuda and Zoysia) do not grow well.
1. Re-seed your fescue every fall
To keep the fescue in your lawn thick and green each year, you must seed the lawn every fall. This is because fescue is a cool weather grass. Fescue thins out every year in warm weather without reseeding. The ideal window for seeding fescue opens in mid-September, when temperatures start to drop. The best time for seeding ends in late October.
2. Choose an expert to seed your lawn
We highly recommend choosing a lawn care industry professional to seed your fescue grass. This ensures your fescue seeding is taken care of with industry-standard equipment and service. Fescue seeding first requires aerating the lawn, which is the process of punching tiny holes in the lawn and removing excess thatch.
This allows the lawn to breathe better and creates more space for new fescue seeds to take root and thrive in your lawn. This process requires aerating equipment. To ensure your fescue seeding job is done right, choose an expert to seed your lawn.
3. Get the best quality seed
It is critical to get the best quality seeds for your fescue lawn. You can buy fescue seeds at a home & garden store, but these seed mixes can contain seeds that aren’t fescue grass. They tend to also contain seeds for weeds that germinate as your grass begins to grow.
To avoid low-quality seeds, choose a lawn expert to seed your fescue this season. Industry professionals have access to high-quality fescue seeds that don’t contain a mix of weeds in them.