If you are looking for a lawn that can tolerate extreme heat, drought and even heavy foot traffic, than turf-type tall fescue is for you! Tall fescue is a cool-season grass that loves sunny or even partially shaded areas. Tall fescue is commonly mixed with other turf grass varieties when planting a durable high-traffic lawn. Tall fescue grows in dense patches, is deeply rooted, dark green in color and is commonly viewed as a weed grass to many discerning residential turf management professionals. In comparison to desirable blue grass and rye grass, tall fescue has very wide leaf blades and is very coarse in it’s overall appearance (especially older tall fescue varieties). Older tall fescue varieties can be routinely found in mature residential lawns, along roadsides and parks.