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Why Fescue Grass Is A Climate Tolerant Grass

Fescue grass is a type of grass that can tolerate a wide range of weather conditions. It’s commonly found in northern areas but thrives almost anywhere. This is a valuable trait since climate change has brought a lot of unpredictability in terms of the weather conditions an area can experience. Sometimes, the weather may be cold; other times, it gets scorching hot. Luckily, turf-type tall Fescue seeds can easily adapt to volatile weather conditions.

1.   Fescue Requires Minimal Winter Maintenance
Fescue grasses for lawns are adapted to changing weather conditions. Extreme weather conditions, like winters, can make other grasses brittle and unable to survive. However, Fescue grass can maintain itself despite the weather it experiences. The adaptability to changing weather conditions shows there is no major fluctuation in the frequency in which the grass needs maintenance over the course of a year.

2.   Withstands Heavy Wear and Tear
The ability of Fescue grasses for lawns to grow in bunches can show their agility when exposed to strenuous activities taking place on the grass. Bunches forming on the grass can draw out nutrients from the soil and quickly repair themselves in case they suffer from wear and tear. The self-maintenance process is what makes it an ideal type of grass for areas that are frequented by people or vehicles.

What is most surprising about Fescue grass is its low reliance on fertilizers, as the plants can extend their roots into the depths of the soil to draw out nutrients. All in all, the self-maintenance process coupled with the self-nourishment ability of the plant make it a win-win choice for the buyer.

3.   Does Not Require Extensive Dethatching
Low maintenance is the main feature of Fescue grasses for lawns. It’s what sets them apart from the rest of the grass types. Once again, Fescue grass scores a point in this area as it does not require extensive dethatching. The accumulated matter that makes up the thatch can make or break the quality of the grass over time. Extensive thatching uses a lot of fuel, and the fuel from the tractors carrying out these thatching activities comes from some very inefficient fuel generation processes.

Not requiring regular thatching of grass saves the unnecessary wastage of fuel that only burns and adds to the climate change process. Planting turf-type tall Fescue seeds is a green approach to maintaining gardens and large open spaces.


Environmentalists’ growing concern for the environment shows that the horticulture industries can do more to promote greener methods and products. Visit Stover Seed to learn more about the different types of Fescue that can be planted in an area and how to plant Fescue grass seeds.

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