Red Fescue Seeds 101: Description,
Establishment, Weediness and Environmental
Curious about exploring different grass types for your own lawn or because you’re seeing
them in your community? Let’s talk about creeping red fescue seed and its many
This article will discuss the qualities of creeping red fescue grass and its impact on the
areas where it grows. Learn if creeping red fescue seed may be right for you to sow for your
own lawn or landscaping.
Creeping red fescue grass originated in Europe and made its way to North America. It’s a
deep green shade and known for its long blades. It has a fine texture and can grow more
than 2 feet high if left unmowed, making it seem marshy or meadow-like. It can grow in
shady or darker areas without direct sunlight access, which is why they’re effective for
orchards and shielded areas.
You will commonly see creeping red fescue grass seed and blades in pastures, wild
marshes, and on recreational fields like golf courses, playgrounds, athletic fields, etc. It can
grow in cool seasons in temperate climates in different types of soils.
To grow your creeping red fescue seed, the soil should be clean and firm. Implant the
creeping red fescue grass seed about ¼ inch deep into the ground. If the intention of the
grass is for erosion control, plant twice as much creeping red fescue grass to cover the
area. Be prepared to conduct weed control when the grass started growing and expands
into multiple leaves. Make sure to consistently mow the grass and pull weeds to prevent too
much growth. You may need to add insecticides to prevent insect damage.
Creeping red fescue grass is powerful and can overbear native grass growth. It spreads
quickly, which could disturb other grass growth around it. The rhizome growth that comes
from their seeds makes them very weedy and invasive to other plants and vegetation.
Planting this type of grass in an area where you need high co