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Sheep Fescue

Fine Fescue

Description

Sheep Fescue is medium to dark Blue-green in color. Sheep fescue is at home in low maintenance and shady situations where trees compete for nutrients and water. This grass performs well in open sun and moderate shade. It exhibits a very fine almost wiry texture and when left unmowed grows 12 to 15 inches long giving a ‘meadow’ effect.

Characteristics

FEATURES:

  • Very fine texture
  • Slow but persistant grower
  • Medium Blue-green color
  • Shade tolerance
  • Long, slender leaf blades

BENEFITS:

  • Uniform growth habit
  • Mature stands are compettitive
  • Attractive in an ornamental planting
  • Useful in shade mixtures
  • Attractive as slope or ground cover

Uses

Ground cover or slope mixtures for erosion control as an unmowed grass. Can be mixed with wildflowers. Ski Slopes, Roadside or ornamental plantings, vineyards, orchards, cemeteries.

Seeding Rates

New turf or ground cover: 5-7 pounds per 1000 square feet depending on weather other grasses or wildflowers are being used in the seed mix.
Overseeding: Up to 5 pounds per 1000 square feet.

Establishment

Emergence: 10-21 days.
Establishment: 6-8 weeks. Best seeded in Fall, winter and spring.

Adaptability & Care

Growing region: A cool season best adapted to well drained soils.
pH Range: Will tolerate slightly acid conditions.
Salinity: Not tolerant of saline conditions.

Ingredients & Specifications

98% Minimum purity.
85% Minimum germination
98% Minimum purity

90% Minimum germination
300,000 seeds per pound
400,000-500,000 seeds per pound

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