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Fescue

Cool Season Grass

It’s a superior sod that can handle regular use, resist drought and disease. Fescue is child and pet friendly. Requires less maintenance and its texture and fast germination make it an excellent choice for the front or backyard. 

Attributes

Medium blade, dense turf

Sunlight

6-8 hours of sun

Water

Medium once established

Wear

Great for high traffic areas

Fescue Sod Grass

SPRING

 Maintenance 

In early spring, rake up any debris. Use Scotts® Turf Builder® Halts® Crabgrass Preventer with Lawn Food if needed. Four weeks later, follow with Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed for a lush, green lawn. Fill in bare spots with Harmony® sod, available by the piece at your home improvement center. 

Watering 

Water as needed if dry, about 1” of water a week. Sandy soils often require more frequent watering, about ½” of water every third day. 

Mowing 

Mow at 3” frequently. Never remove more than 1/3 of the height. 

SUMMER

Maintenance

In early summer, feed with Scotts® Turf Builder® SummerGuard® Lawn Food to strengthen the lawn, helping it withstand heat and drought conditions. It slow-releases nutrients, making it the go-to fertilizer for all grass types.

Watering

Water as needed if dry, about 1-1 ½” per week. Sandy soils often require more frequent watering, about ¾” every third day. Water if you notice a dark, bluish-gray color, foot printing, wilted, folded or curled leaves.

Mowing

Mow at 3 ½”. During extreme heat and low rainfall, raise height by ½-1”.

FALL/WINTER

 Maintenance 

In cooler weather, use a slow-release fertilizer like Scotts® Turf Builder® WinterGuard® Fall Lawn Food, to strengthen the lawn’s roots. It feeds the lawn consistently and is better for the environment. 

Watering 

Water about 1” a week. Sandy soils often require more frequent watering, about ½” every third day. Water dormant lawns about ½” every 3 weeks to prevent death. 

Mowing 

Mow at 2½-3½”, until lawn stops growing, usually late fall.

SPRING

Maintenance

In early spring, rake up any debris. Use Scotts® Turf Builder® Halts® Crabgrass Preventer with Lawn Food if needed. Four weeks later, follow with Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed for a lush, green lawn. Fill in bare spots with Harmony® sod, available by the piece at your home improvement center.

Watering

Water as needed if dry, about 1” of water a week. Sandy soils often require more frequent watering, about ½” of water every third day.

Mowing

Mow at 3” frequently. Never remove more than 1/3 of the height.

SUMMER

 Maintenance 

In early summer, feed with Scotts® Turf Builder® SummerGuard® Lawn Food to strengthen the lawn, helping it withstand heat and drought conditions. It slow-releases nutrients, making it the go-to fertilizer for all grass types. 

Watering 

Water as needed if dry, about 1-1 ½” per week. Sandy soils often require more frequent watering, about ¾” every third day. Water if you notice a dark, bluish-gray color, foot printing, wilted, folded or curled leaves. 

Mowing 

Mow at 3 ½”. During extreme heat and low rainfall, raise height by ½-1”. 

FALL/WINTER

Maintenance

In cooler weather, use a slow-release fertilizer like Scotts® Turf Builder® WinterGuard® Fall Lawn Food, to strengthen the lawn’s roots. It feeds the lawn consistently and is better for the environment.

Watering

Water about 1” a week. Sandy soils often require more frequent watering, about ½” every third day. Water dormant lawns about ½” every 3 weeks to prevent death.

Mowing

Mow at 2½-3½”, until lawn stops growing, usually late fall.

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