Fine Fescue ID Confirmation

Asked August 24, 2019, 11:22 AM EDT

I wanted to confirm that the grass I have pictured in the attachment is fine fescue. I have a mixed grass lawn. But I'd like to overseed with more fine fescue. In the areas where it is the predominant grass it is giving me a nice thick carpet like appearance. Besides giving me a nice thick carpet like look. It also doesn't appear to deepen its color when I fertilize it like the other grasses. If you could help me identify this grass type I would appreciate it. Cort

Calvert County Maryland lawns and turf plant identification

1 Response

This could be fine fescue, but more details are needed in order to identify it for sure. The following page provides a visual guide and key to turfgrass identification. Generally, you have to look at flowers, ligule, vernation, etc., in order to identify grasses. We cannot determine the species by these photos. https://buckeyeturf.osu.edu/pdf/01_turfgrass_identification.pdf

Christa