Creeping Red Fescue #11591

Creeping Red Fescue #11591

Creeping Red Fescue is a fine bladed grass with medium to dark green color. It is easily established from seed and spreads with rhizomes with a "creeping" growth habit. While it persists in cool season climates, Creeping Red Fescue is not as cold tolerant as Kentucky Bluegrass or Creeping Bentgrass. Its major use is for dry shaded areas as either a pure stand or as a mixture in other grass seed mixtures such as Bluegrass seed, creeping bentgrass seed and perennial ryegrass seed. Creeping Red Fescue seed can also be used to overseed warm-season turfs such as bermudagrass.

Planting Date: March to June / Fall - August to November

Planting Rate: 2 to 5 lbs per 1000 sq/ft for small area.

Broadcast Rate: 80 to 200 lbs per acre.

Coverage Depth: 1/8" to 1/2" maximum

Days to maturity: Turf should be allowed to establish well before mowing. Keep mower height set at 3 to 4 inches.