Turf-type tall fescue is an ideal type of grass for lawns in North Carolina because it will remain beautiful and green despite a number of different stressors. If you are looking to overseed your lawn, it is essential that you look for a provider that completes the service using turf-type tall fescue seeds. Here in North Carolina, the weather is tumultuous and mercurial, so you will need grass with deep roots, like turf-type tall fescue, that can withstand hot weather, drought, and foot traffic. Turf-type tall fescue is also known for its ability to tolerate shade more than other cool-season grasses, so it can grow without too much sun, and for its ability to fend off lawn diseases and insect infestations! Keep reading to learn more about turf-type tall fescue grass.

Turf-type tall fescue is more resistant to heat, drought, and foot traffic than other kinds of grass.

Tall fescue grown lawn in Winston-Salem, NC.

In North Carolina, turf-type tall fescue grass grows fabulously. Our state is plagued by changing weather and harsh seasons, so the grass you plant should sustain itself despite fluctuating temperatures. Turf-type tall fescue is perfect because it has a higher heat tolerance than other cool-season grasses, meaning it can endure summer temperatures and even drought. This type of grass is also more resistant to foot traffic, so you can enjoy walking around and using your lawn during outdoor gatherings in the summer without worrying about damaging your lawn.

Turf-type tall fescue grows a deep root system.

Out of all the cool-season types of grass,turf-type tall fescue develops the deepest root system! The roots of your grass are the main artery that connects your turf to resources and nutrients, so it's incredibly important that they grow strong and deep to ensure your lawn receives all the nutrients it needs. Roots, when strong, can firmly tie your lawn to the soil below, despite wear and tear, and allow the grass to absorb integral nutrients, fortifying your turf. This grass type will also grow beautifully in the spring drawing on its sturdy roots to absorb the nutrients it needs.

Turf-type tall fescue grass can produce roots that reach 2 to 3 feet deep into your soil.

Turf-type tall fescue has great shade tolerance.

The sun is an integral part of photosynthesis, making it an essential resource for most types of grass. Many kinds of turf unsurprisingly need consistent sunlight to grow strong and healthy, so shaded properties aren't ideal for them. Turf-type tall fescue is unique because it tolerates shaded areas and grows green and beautiful even if it doesn't receive a ton of sunlight. If your property doesn't get much sun, this is definitely the type of grass for you!

When maintained correctly, turf-type tall fescue grass can fend off diseases and other stressors!

Tall fescue seeds being poured over lawn in Greensboro, NC.

Turf-type tall fescue grass, when maintained correctly, can stand tall in the face of many stressors. Among the long list, lawn diseases and insect infestations are included. Because of the deep roots that this type of grass develops, it can be strong enough to fend off disease and withstand lawn insects, staying gorgeous and lively through thick and thin. This is especially important in a state like North Carolina where lawn diseases, like brown patch, commonly impact grass.

Call us today to schedule our overseeding service!

Overseeding can help fill in bare or patchy spots on your lawn when the proper seeds are used. Call us today at (336) 396-9191 to schedule our overseeding service as part of our full-service maintenance program to receive the proper care your lawn deserves. At Ideal Landscaping & Irrigation, we use turf-type tall fescue seeds to help properties grow gorgeous, lush turf. Other services included in our full-service maintenance program include fertilization, weed control, aeration, and more. We provide this service to commercial, residential, and HOA properties in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Summerfield, and nearby areas in North Carolina.