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Old 09-04-2013, 10:58 AM
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Overseeding with TTTF mix

My lawn was put in 5 yrs ago and has been overseeded for the past 3 yrs with Lesco Park & Athletics. This year my lawn was at it's best till i got attacked by brown patch. So as i've done for the past 3 yrs, i made my way down to JD Landscapes to buy some seed. I explained my situation and the gentleman strongly recommended going with Lesco Teammates Plus which is 80% TTTF. He instructed me to overseed the entire lawn rather than just the dead spots left behind from the brown patch. He says that it will blend in just fine and that it will hold up much better than the Park & Athletics. Does anyone have experience with this seed blend? Any thoughts of how it will blend in?
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:13 PM
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You sure its brown patch? Red thread is more common where you live. Warm nights and high humidity encourage fungus of any type. And The Park and Athletic blend is only 45 percent Kentucky bluegrass. The rest is probably mainly perennial rye--susceptible. I could not find the exact mix--and it varies depending on availability of the various seed species.

Yes, you definitely need a more disease resistant type. Higher quality mix.

However, perhaps others can advise you...I am not sure an overseed with tall fescue will match your present grass texture. You don't want clumps of a different type of grass.

Best to hire a local independent turf firm with good experience. His advice is very valuable. Good diagnosis is important.

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Old 09-04-2013, 03:17 PM
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Lesco Teammates Plus is a pretty good mix for your location.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:50 PM
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I have done some interseeding of a couple lawns in my area with a TTTF mix such as the Lesco one the OP mentioned. Lawns here are mainly Per Rye and KBG. After overseeding, I could not pick out the TTTF from the other turfgrasses, it blends right in. Makes for a very diverse and dense stand IMO. Go for it.
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