Best fescue for Lexington/Midway area

Asked May 25, 2017, 12:45 PM EDT

Can you recommend a fescue? Or, something else that establishes quickly? Just bought a house and need some quick erosion control.

Davidson County North Carolina fescue groundcovers horticulture

1 Response

Tall fescue or a fescue blend with Kentucky bluegrass will work in the Piedmont. However, right now is not the best time to try and establish a cool-season lawn. The more appropriate time would be August/September. You can seed now if you're looking for quick cover, but there is a chance you may lose some of it if the weather gets very hot this summer because it will not have enough time to develop a strong root system.
For additional information on establishing lawns in the Piedmont, see the link to a publication below.
https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/carolina-lawns