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Fawn Tall Fescue

Fawn Tall Fescue is an economic, cool-season perennial bunch grass with good heat and drought tolerance.

Fawn Tall Fescue is mainly used in waterway, pasture and erosion control mixes.  Fawn is also used in turf mixes for high traffic areas and droughty soils.

Establishment

Tall Fescue is best planted in the Spring or early Autumn when the soil is warm. Plant at 1/4″ depht into a well prepared, firm seedbed. Tall Fescue can be broadcast or planted-do NOT plant too deep, 1/8 – 1/4 inch is best. Fescues, do not no-till establish well, unless a herbicide is used to kill or retard the existing stand, as there is too much competition from the already established grasses. Soil samples should be collected and analyzed well in advance of establishment.

Management

Lime should be applied six months in advance to allow time to react. Phosphorous and potassium should be applied according to soil test recommendation. Lacking a soil test, apply: N= 30 lbs., P= 70lbs. and K= 50 lbs./acre. Appropriate cutting heighth is improtant for plant regrowth. After cutting, there should be leaves remaining on the plant.

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