Fescue in Louisiana?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by soilsample, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. soilsample

    soilsample LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    Hello... I posted this in the Homeowner assistance forum, but didn't get much help.......

    Fescue in Louisiana?
    I've recently had some leveling done to my property.... preparing to build a new home.

    The front "yard" is 165 x 140 feet. The soil is free of any grass at this time due to leveling. The topsoil is dry with lots of "marbles" that don't / won't break up. I don't have a water source at the property and won't for 4 weeks .

    I have spread 35lb of fescue seed over this area and raked in the seed with a drag hare...... 1" of light rain the next night.

    Should I expect some decent results from the fescue seed (given the lack of available watering). My initial concern is keeping the soil from washing out into the ditch.

    Can I eventually grow a good fescue turf in Louisiana (south)? I really like the look of fescue, and would like to make some nice stripes with my new Dixie Chopper.

  2. grassworks

    grassworks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    given that fescue is a cool season grass and you are in a warm season area , I would doubt you will have much sucess without constant water in many months of the year. Expect to lose most this summer.

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