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Old 03-28-2006, 10:57 AM
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3 Year old Tall Fescue Blend?

I am going to plant a new lawn from seed and the grass seed is a Tall fescue blend (Eviro-Shade) The seed is a mixture of Tall fescues and Creeping fescue. The seed is 3 years old and has been kept indoors and just opened. I am testing a small amount and it appears to be germinating and growing OK in my test. I read grass seed loses about 10% each year Should I go ahead and plant it......or buy new seed? Thanks! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Talon
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:05 PM
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what is the area you are planting in like, full sun, morning shade and afternoon sun, a mix of both, more shade than sun. honestly depending on how big your lawn is i would buy need seed and go with just tall fescue.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:29 PM
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what is the area you are planting in like, full sun, morning shade and afternoon sun, a mix of both, more shade than sun. honestly depending on how big your lawn is i would buy need seed and go with just tall fescue.
I have morning shade, afternoon sun, then evening shade. I get 3-4 hours of sun. My soil is slightly alkaline due to the water. It is a clay loam soil. I have old Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue (real course) in my back yard and I do nothing to it but mow it only and it stays green year round. I am only re-doing my front lawn only and it used to be a Bluegrass sod lawn 15 years ago but it thinned over the last 12 years due to the lack of sunshine. I live in lower Michigan and want a great thick, dark green lawn that people will take a 2nd look at, and needs lower watering requirements. I do have a sprinkler system. I have a 3 year old bag of Enviro-Shade from www.seedland.com and it has Tall and Fine fescues in a blend that appear to be ideal. I payed $40.00 for 25 pounds for a 2,500 square feet that will be planted. I am also open to other suggestions Thanks! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Talon

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Old 03-29-2006, 02:00 AM
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I'd use it. At 10 lbs per thousand, you should still have enough viable seed for an adequate overseeding. Why didn't you plant it in the fall?
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Old 03-29-2006, 05:40 AM
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:10 PM
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use it i'd go 12lbs per 1k just to be safe.
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