Fine Fescue

Fine Fescues are unique among lawn grasses. They have the finest leaves, the most shade tolerance and the lowest fertiliser and moisture requirements of all varieties.

About Fine Fescue Varieties

Fine fescue is a name that covers several species with similar features. They include creeping red, Chewings, hard and sheep fescue species.

Seeds germinate in seven to fourteen days and seedlings grow quickly. This gives good protection to slower seedlings in the mixture.

Fine fescue prefers full sunlight but will tolerate partial shade. It needs lenient mowing and is often used in mixtures with other grasses. Lawn seed mixes recommended for use in shady areas usually contain high percentages of fine fescues (such as Chewings fescue and creeping red fescues).

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Yates Luxury Lawn Seed

A neat and compact turf with uniformly fine leaves. Lower growth, combined with the fineness of leaf, enables an attractive lawn to be maintained.

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Kikuyu is a vigorous growing warm climate grass seed and will survive where other lawn seed types would struggle or need a lot of maintenance.