Low maintenance, high performing fine fescue.
Fine fescue species, such as creeping red (Festuca rubra), chewing (Festuca rubra subsp. commutata), sheep (Festuca ovina), and hard (Festuca longifolia), are best suited for cooler climates. Reduced input (water and fertilizer) requirements make these grasses ideal for low maintenance situations like roadsides, vineyards, orchards, soil reclamation sites and areas with hillside erosion. Fine fescues are more shade tolerant than most other species. Their non-aggressive growing habit, and reduced maintenance needs make them adaptable to most areas where ground cover is needed but receives little attention. Fine fescues can also be used in home lawns, parks, and golf courses.
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