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Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed

SKU: AM016052
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5 pounds $8.39/lb
10 pounds $6.80/lb
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Love the look of turf grass but don’t want to maintain and water constantly? Our Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed is perfect for your lawn. The soft, deep green grass is extremely durable and tolerates high traffic, making it great for play areas. This mix was developed for climates in most of the United States, where you can grow a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant lawn that needs mowing just once a month or less.
key features
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Coverage
5 lbs covers 500 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 1,000 sq ft.


Our Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed Mix is the solution for a low-maintenance drought tolerant lawn. This is a cool season grass mix, featuring two dwarfed tall fescue grasses - Birmingham Tall Fescue and Memphis Tall Fescue, each developed to have a short habit.

These grasses were developed to quickly green up in spring, and they have exceptional disease and insect resistance. They were developed in hot climates, where they provide excellent density in summer and for keeping a dark green color. It has excellent resistance to diseases and pests. Fescue grasses have deep fibrous roots; this helps to increase its durability in high traffic areas. Dense, deep roots also create a drought tolerant lawn; Low Work and Water turf typically only needs about 4” of rain per month, requiring little additional irrigation, except during dry spells without summer rains. For a more manicured look, it can be cut once every four to six weeks to a height of 3" to 4". This grass mix can tolerate shade; in summer or anytime the average temperature is above 80°F, it should be kept at 3″ or taller to prevent the ends from rusting or burning.

This mix is suited for a wide range of the United States and is best for all but the hottest extremes (See recommended planting area map in product photos). Low Work and Water is best sown in March through early May, or late August through September. This grass grows best at and around 70°F.