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Best Fescue Seeding Program In Tennessee

In the Mid-South region, turfgrasses Zoysia and Bermuda are better suited for our climate and require more than 6 hours of direct sunlight to prosper. On the other hand, Fescue will grow well in the shade of your trees and can eliminate those "undesirable bare ground areas" under the trees.

The Fescue family of grasses is the only grass that can be sustained year-round in heavily shaded areas. Fescue, regardless of variety, will thin out over time. That is why it is necessary to overseed periodically to increase turf density. The average period between seedings is 1 to 3 years, depending upon various factors such as sunlight, irrigation, and fertilization.

Fescue Seeding Program

The Fescue Seeding Process

Fescue Seeding Program

It is better to water less frequently (once or twice a week) for a longer period than to water every day for a short time. Infrequent deep watering promotes greater root development.

Fescue Seeding Program

Wait until the soil becomes dry before watering. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is watering too often. It is better to wait until the soil is dry to a depth of 3" to 4" before watering. This will promote deeper root growth and a stronger root system. A good goal for watering your lawn is to apply 1 to 1 ½ inch of water per week during the summer growing season. Exact amounts will vary due to soil types, soil compaction, etc. For more help on your specific conditions and needs, please get in touch with us.

Fescue Seeding Program

Slope and soil compaction will affect watering amounts/time. If your turf does not want to accept water and the water begins to run off quickly, you should consider aeration for your lawn.

Fescue Seeding Program

We should all remember that water is our most precious resource and a lot of the water we use to irrigate our lawns and shrubs is wasted. The helpful watering tips above will help ensure the health and beauty of your landscaping and prevent our most precious resources from being destroyed!

Fescue Seeding Program

When Is The Best Time For Fescue Seeding?

For optimal results, fescue seeding should be done from September 15th through October 31st. This allows the Fescue seedlings time to germinate and begin growth during the last warm weeks of Fall. These seedlings will then have time to grow and reach maturity and develop a good strong root system, so they may be able to withstand the stress from the cold winter months and the heat of the coming summer. Due to the lack of time to develop an adequate root system and the high mortality rate of seeds planted in the spring, it is our policy that we will not perform fescue seeding in the spring.

Fescue Seeding Program

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With longstanding knowledge of fescue grass seed, Jamison Pest and Lawn will take the time to help you determine which species will grow best in your backyard. Our crew carefully selects seeds for your yard so that you can enjoy a lush yard.

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