How to Plant a Fescue in Nebraska


A species of perennial grasses, fescue comprises of several varieties. Ordinarily a cool-weather grass, it can be planted in the Midwest and throughout other temperate climates in the United States. Knowing how to plant fescue grass in Nebraska gives you the ability to seed an attractive lawn or a grassed area in your garden environment. Fescue varieties differ in color, texture and hardiness. This makes it easier to grow it in Nebraska as well as several other places.

Step 1

Measure the fescue grass planting area. Start with a 5-by-5-foot area.

Step 2

Chop at the ground in the designated area with the head of the garden hoe. Break into at least 2 inches of the topsoil, and break up the large chunks.

Step 3

Add about 10 lbs. of soil to the 5-by-5-foot area. Roughly 2 lbs. of soil per 1 square foot of ground is adequate.

Step 4

Add about 5 lbs. of dried peat moss into the soil-ground mixture. Add more or less if you please, as peat moss serves as an excellent mulch and water retainer for grass and other plants.

Step 5

Chop at the soil, peat and ground with the hoe, and mix it thoroughly. This provides aeration and water retention to the soil, making it a healthy place to grow fescue.

Step 6

Drag the rake across the surface of the treated area to a lined texture.

Step 7

Scatter the fescue seed blend loosely over the surface of the line-textured soil. Scatter approximately 3 to 5 lbs. of the seed over the 5-by-5-foot area.

Step 8

Water the area liberally, administering about 5 gallons of water to the surface of the 5-by-5 plot. Apply 1 gallon of water per 1 foot, if you are using a larger or smaller area.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Garden hoe
  • Garden soil
  • Peat moss
  • Fescue seed blend
  • Garden rake


  • Fescue: Facts About Fescue Grass
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