Fescues by Barenbrug

With a very fine leaf texture, low growth characteristics and exceptional density, fine fescues are a common component of shade mixtures, erosion control blends, and low-maintenance turf in golf and landscapes. In cooler, temperate climates, established fine fescue lawns also have good drought tolerance, low fertility requirements and will tolerate full sun. Barenbrug offers all five fine fescue species for use in mixes for landscape, golf, erosion control, un-mowed naturalized areas and low maintenance turf areas; each providing unique benefits to maximize turfgrass sustainability.


Fescue sp.

Sheep's Fescue

  • Unique blue-green color
  • Drought and stress tolerant
  • Strong heat tolerance
  • Low maintenance 
  • Ideal for naturalized areas
  • Excellent with wildflower mixtures

Sheep's fescue is often blue-green in color, has excellent cold tolerance, good drought tolerance, and moderate shade tolerance. It is adapted to high elevation areas and doesn’t do well in saturated clay-based soils. The best use of sheep’s fescue would be as a ground cover for erosion control or in very low maintenance environments due to its dense, bunch-type root system and low/slow growth habit. Improved varieties are an excellent choice for low maintenance areas such as golf course roughs, native grass stands, and wildflower mixes. Un-mowed, its mid-summer seed head adds beauty to naturalized landscaped areas as well.

Seeding Rate (lbs.)
Seeds Per Pound
Mowing: Recommendation (in.)
2.5-(no mow)
Mowing: Min. (in.)