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Fine Fescue

This grass has a thin leaf, and its leaves are more likely to be needle shaped opposed to broad and is shade tolerant. It is a hardy grass and can regenerate itself after harsh summers. This grass does not like too much foot traffic and will require regular lime to limit thatch build up. It can also be slow establishing than other lawns and will require regular weed control and fertiliser to establish the turf and is easy to protect from foreign grasses. Gallant can be used with this species to control problem weed grasses like Couch, Paspalum and Poa.
Ideal mowing height: 50-60mm