The fescue grasses are cool season grasses that are adapted to the transition zone and into Canada. The fescue species are easily seeded and include the sub species of tall bunching grasses named tall fescue and fine shorter fescues named creeping red, hard fescue, chewings fescue and sheep fescue. Fescue grass varieties are drought tolerant and thus eco friendly but Pennington takes tall fescue up another notch in the environmental ladder with the release of the Tall Fescue Blend Smart Seed with natural microorganisms.
Unlike the majority of cool season grasses, Fescue grasses are shade tolerant and perform well in the lower areas of the transition zone where the season is too hot for the other cool grasses and in the area of the transition zone that is too cold in the winter for the warm season grasses.
Fescue grass seed are also found in many seed blends with grasses such as Kentucky Bluegrass and Ryegrass varieties.