Sporting Valley Fine Fescue sod is grown with Creeping Red Fescue, Chewings Fescue, and Common Kentucky Bluegrass. Fine fescue sod is very low maintenance and tolerates shaded conditions that most varieties cannot. Its fine leaf texture is the defining feature of this type of sod.

Characteristics:

Cool-season grass – deep green color – finest grass blade of any lawn grass – upright growth habit creates a pleasing uniformity – has rapid germination and seeding establishment.

Recommended Usage:

Well adapted to cool summers and high altitudes – can do will even in cold and arid climates – often used in mixtures with other grasses because of an ability to blend – frequent component of bluegrass mixtures because it grows well in shade or drought-dry soil – used with a warm-season grass in the South, it provides green winter color.

Temperature Tolerance:

Good – tolerates hot and cold weather well – has good winter hardiness – can be used in areas that are subject to widest temperature fluctuations.

Drought Resistance:

Very good drought tolerance for a cool-season grass – can go dormant in summer if irrigation is withheld, upon return of moisture supply it will green up again.

Shade Adaptation:

Moderate – most shade tolerant of all grasses but needs some sun – best cool season grass for dry, shady lawns.

Wear Resistance:

Moderate – grass blades are non-succulent and hardy, making an ideal play surface – does not recover well from severe injury.