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Cutting fescue

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by luv2fly, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. luv2fly

    luv2fly LawnSite Member
    from ATL
    Posts: 46

    Does fescue grow at the same rate year round? I'm bidding on a job that has fescue and just wondering how many times it will need to be cut in the cooler months.



    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    it really depends on the temp & irrigation. here in st. louis if you have a irrigation system you can easily get 32 cuts a year.
  3. lawnartisan

    lawnartisan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    I live in riverside county California, all track homes with irrigation, all tall fescue. I have alot of bi-weeky customers and in the dead of winter it would hardly grow and lose a couple shades of color unless you fertilize. But really it only seems to slow down for about a two month period. It should be done every week for about 70% of the year in my opinion. Atleast here. Also there is another factor, which variety of fescue it is. Some are regular and some are more dwarf varieties. there a gazzilion varieties, (i.e. Marathon 1,2, and 3) are different growth rates. Somewhat Dwarf seems popular here, ie EDEN. If its warm and watered well non dwarf varieties can grow fast. sorry for all the babble.
  4. lawnartisan

    lawnartisan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    call the local sod farm but ask them to ask the farmers the some customer service girl some of those desk girls pass bad info in my experience.

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