Does fescue grass look like crabgrass?
Yes, it does! That’s why tall fescue is always mistaken as crabgrass. Here is the biggest difference between fescue and crabgrass: check the color and size.
- Tall fescue grass is mostly very thick and grows very fast in big bunches in the yard.
- Crabgrass is usually light green and can be found on the edges of the lawn or in very thin parts of the lawn.
Fescue grasses are known for their drought and shade tolerance, making them a desirable species because of their suitability to different conditions.
They are cool-season grasses, growing mainly in the transition zone of the United States and Canada.
Possessing the ability to stay green all year long adds to their desirability as a turfgrass species.
Where many species will not grow, Fescue grasses are able to effectively fill in this gap in growing conditions.