Lesco Tall Fescue Select Grass Seed
Lesco Tall Fescue Select Grass Seed is one of the best grass seed blends around. Why? Because its Blue-Tag Certified! You cannot get this at your local garden center. Lesco provides a clean weed-free grass seed that germinates well.
This Tall Fescue Grass Seed will germinate within 7-10 days when ground temperatures are above 60 degrees. This makes a fast seed germination time to grow a nice quality turf.
There are many types of Tall Fescue Seeds. Lesco provides only the best growing varieties that show dark green color, are drought tolerant, and are also good for high traffic areas.
Tall Fescue Select Blend Seed will provide a durable turf that will tolerate drought, heat, shade, and traffic. The varieties in Lesco Tall Fescue Select Blend contain endophytes to increase resistance to above ground feeding insects. When seeded at recommended rates, Select Blend will form a dense, fine textured turf with excellent mowing qualities. Select Blend components have undergone turf trials to screen for desirable traits, including disease resistance. Geographical Adaptation: Select Blend is suitable for permanent turf in the Warm Humid, Warm Arid, Cool Humid, and Cool Arid zones.
Suggested Usage: Suitable for golf course roughs, Hi-end home lawns, athletic fields, commercial turf areas, parks and playgrounds, particularly where irrigation is limited. Tall Fescue Select Blend is wear and traffic tolerant.
Recommended Seeding Rates:
- New Establishment 6-8 lbs/1000 sq ft
- Renovation 20 - 50% existing cover – 5 - 7 lbs/1000 sq ft 50 -75% existing cover – 4 - 6 lbs/1000 sq ft
How To Care
Recommended Maintenance Practices:
Highest quality and durability is reached using moderate to high maintenance levels. Allow turf to establish prior to heavy use. Excellent results can be obtained using slit seeders for turf renovation. Maximum competition against Poa Annua is achieved with fall seeding. Mowing at 2” to 3” heights is recommended (lower mowing heights require higher maintenance).
Turf Establishment Guidelines:
Adequate seed bed preparation is important in new turf grass establishment as well as in over seeding. Check soil pH and apply a Starter Fertilizer (18-24-12) prior to seeding. Cool season grasses germinate best in the 60º to 85º F (16º to 30º C) soil temperature range. Select Tall Fescue Blend will germinate the best in soil temperatures of 65° or above. Frequent light irrigation and/or seed starter mulch is required for optimum germination. Germination should be visible within 14 days; complete turf establishment will take two to six months. Keep in mind you can also add a trusted seed starter.
Use Pittmoss Prime to cover seed for patching areas.