BioTurf Dwarf Fescue Mix

Festuca arundinacea 'Bolero'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Lawn & Blends
Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Description: Deep rooted, dark green, cool season perennial turf grass. Tolerates some shade, foot traffic and recovers well after drought. Does best in well drained clay soils. Uses less water than Kentucky bluegrass with a similar look. Tall-fescue leaf blades are generally more coarse but this variety was grown for a finer texture. Best kept cut at 3 inches or longer. Improvements are constantly being made in the varieties available commercially. Consult your local sod or seed provider for information on the best varieties available.


Maintenance Type: Lawn - Cool Season
Plant Care: Lawn - Cool Season (turf grasses that are adapted to cold winters, thriving in spring and fall and tending to go dormant in hot dry summers): Mow regularly so that not more than 1/3rd is removed each time, to a height of about 3 inches to provide for healthy root growth and to help compete with weeds. Provide adequate water, but avoid overwatering. Fertilize once in the fall and an optional second time in the spring. Aerate once a year with a clean aerator, especially in compacted soils. Dethatching is not necessary except on highly maintained areas such as sports fields and golf courses. Most weeds can be controlled through maintaining a healthy and competitive lawn. Otherwise, use appropriate weed control methods including hand pulling and appropriate herbicide use.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 2-3' tall x 12-18" wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: No
Localscapes: Central Open Shape
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Dark Green, Green

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 5 to 8
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun), Full Shade (0-4 hrs sun), Part Shade (4-6 hrs morning sun), Part Sun (4-6 hrs afternoon sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     Moderate (1/2" every 7-10 days)
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Yes

Garden Location:

  • Design Path
    • Survey First
  • Maintenance Path
    • Backyard Makeover
  • Planting Path
    • Turf Tips
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter