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Sheep fescue (Festuca ovina L. sensu lato) is distinguished for its ability to form sods on difficult sites (Dernoeden et al. 1994). This species is a persistent bunch grass that mixes well with wildflowers, without dominating them. For this reason sheep fescue can play an important role in the creation of landscape lawns. In the adaptation of this grass to extremely difficult sites, specific biological features of this grass are very important, especially water efficiency, drought tolerance, and low fertilizer requirements (Aronson et al. 1987; Brar and Palazzo, 1995).

The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of different fertilization levels and cutting regime on some biological features of selected sheep fescue cultivars in extensive lawn utilization.

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Response of Selected Cultivars of Sheep Fescue to Management Strategy in Extensive Lawn Utilization

Sheep fescue (Festuca ovina L. sensu lato) is distinguished for its ability to form sods on difficult sites (Dernoeden et al. 1994). This species is a persistent bunch grass that mixes well with wildflowers, without dominating them. For this reason sheep fescue can play an important role in the creation of landscape lawns. In the adaptation of this grass to extremely difficult sites, specific biological features of this grass are very important, especially water efficiency, drought tolerance, and low fertilizer requirements (Aronson et al. 1987; Brar and Palazzo, 1995).

The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of different fertilization levels and cutting regime on some biological features of selected sheep fescue cultivars in extensive lawn utilization.