Tall Fescue is one of the most winter tolerant varieties of sod you can get from an Atlanta sod company. It is one of the few sod varieties available at Atlanta Sod Farms that stays green throughout the year. So, if you are looking for evergreen grass for your lawn, then Tall Fescue is the grass for you. Originating from Europe, this grass has found quite a success here in the US as well. However, just like before getting any sod, you should research Tall Fescue and understand its maintenance needs. Therefore, if you are looking to buy Tall Fescue sod and want to know more about this sod variety beforehand, then you are at the right place. This article will walk you through all the maintenance needs and tell you everything you should know about Tall Fescue, so read on.
Tall Fescue maintenance guide by Atlanta sod company
At Atlanta Sod Farms, we often get asked whether Tall Fescue has some special maintenance needs. Without further ado, here are some common maintenance needs of this unique grass:
Mowing: Tall Fescue should be mowed as soon as they reach 3 inches in length. This grass can get 3-inch length within 2 or 3 weeks, which means you will have to trim it every other week during growing seasons. However, during slow growth seasons such as summer, you can reduce the mowing frequency to reduce stress on your lawn when the grass grows slowly.
Fertilizing: The best approach to fertilizing Fescue grass would be to get the soil in your lawn tested to check for nutrient levels. As far as the fertilization frequency for Fescue sod is concerned, our Atlanta sod company recommends fertilizing Fescue sod at least twice a year. Of course, you can fertilize the lawn more frequently if the soil tests show nutrient deficiencies.
Watering: Fescue sod is not demanding when it comes to watering needs and can thrive without watering as long as your area is getting 1 inch of rain each week. However, if the weather is dry and the rainfall levels drop below 1 inch per week, it is recommended to occasionally give 1 inch of water to the lawn to prevent dryness signs.
Unique characteristics of Tall Fescue
Tall Fescue has a unique characteristic that it grows in the form of bunches, and the roots of this grass can grow up to 3 feet in depth. This grass can grow well in clay soil which is also rare as most grass varieties don’t fare well in clay soil. As mentioned above, this grass stays green all year round, making its evergreen nature one of the most distinct characteristics of this particular grass. Thanks to its deep root system, Fescue grass can resist drought and heat very well. So, if you are looking for an easy to maintain grass that is also tough enough to handle drought and winters, then Tall Fescue is ideal for you.
If you want to buy Tall Fescue or any other sod in Georgia, contact us, and we will provide it for you.