Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed

Our Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Lawn Seed Mix will create the ideal low water, low maintenance, low-growing turf grass for yards and play areas. This special Dwarf Fescue Lawn Seed Mix is your solution for enjoying the beauty and benefits of a turf grass lawn, without all the work and water. Years of breeding and evaluation work by some of the country's leading turfgrass specialists have resulted in a slow-growing, naturally-dwarf fescue grass with superior density and durability.
Zones4 - 10
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Water Tolerance
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Our Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed Mix is the solution for a low-maintenance drought tolerant lawn. An easy care turf, it stops the traditional once-per-week cutting required by traditional Kentucky Bluegrass -- perfect for those of us with better things to do than weekend lawn work. 

This is a cool season grass mix, featuring two dwarf fine fescue grasses - Marrakech Fescue and Escalante Fescue. 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.

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Associated SKUsHC016052
HC012261 (10 Pounds)
HC012262 (5 Pounds)
Common Name
Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Seed Life Cycle
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Seed Coverage
5 lbs covers 500 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 1,000 sq ft.
Soil Type
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Groundcover, Low Maintenance
Ships As
Ships To Canada
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