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  1. crgstvrs

    crgstvrs LawnSite Member
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    IMG_20140411_111141_517.jpg I am hoping someone can give me some feedback on these tall fescue cultivars

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  2. crgstvrs

    crgstvrs LawnSite Member
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    was going to be able to get 20 50 lb. bags at 55 each, nervous about not being familiar with all cultivers please steer me in the proper direction someone
     
  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I run a 5 blend mix

    Your 3 blend mix I never seen

    I don't buy Lesco

    I buy from a my seed guy and the seed is from my area
     
  4. crgstvrs

    crgstvrs LawnSite Member
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    ok thanks I had just never heard of the ones other than Brockton. thank you and if ya dig any thing uo on them let me know.
     
  5. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I check my seed list tomorrow see if my guy offers it
     
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    I could find almost nothing about Brockton. Offered at Pennington. Brockton is the home office of Home Depot--hence the name--maybe.
    http://blog.lawncarenewburgh.com/tag/brockton-fescue/

    I assume it is similar to seeds from other seed companies. Pennington probably bought the rights to a numbered variety and now sells it as their own. I would consider it almost as good as other big name varieties; I would consider that the man in charge of seed at Lesco thought it was good and the price was reasonable. But--if it is not on the NTEP tests--you really don't know.
    Official state of Oregon has them on their list, But only Brockton and Gabrina Platinum are listed, not Gabrina by itself.

    http://seedcert.oregonstate.edu/sit...ions/varieties/varietiesandclassescurrent.pdf
     
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  7. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    Unless a seed producer pay's to have their variety in the NTEP trial's, it's just not in there. I don't know if that mean's the seed doesn't perform, that crop is too small to warrant testing or if the producer just doesn't want to pay for it. But i rely on those result's, so to me, not being in those trial's is a negative mark.

    Riggle's right, the man in charge of seed's at Lesco isn't going to select a a poor variety but it is only a little more than $1 a pound, so this seed is probably a middle of the road performer. If you have any environmental stress it might show up at the wrong time. It's all subjective, so take this info with a grain of salt.
     
  8. crgstvrs

    crgstvrs LawnSite Member
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    well on those bags I was getting from lesco, he is a friend of dads, the regular price they give non contractors is 98.00 a bag. I am leaning towards it being ok.over the years my lawn is filled with a multiple hodgepodge of cultivars let me know if anything sticks out as horrible Mojave 2, starfire, legitament, Stetson, Biltmore,magellan,rebel iv and renovate. all seem to blend together well could be even overseeding yearly.
     
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  9. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Never heard of those cultivars and I spent way too much time reading on ntep.org about TTTF for the TN/KY area.

    You can get the best TTTF cultivars from a seed supplier right here in TN.
     
  10. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    Seed is the one place you don't want to save a few penny's per pound. It's more than worth it to get the best cultivar for your area. A grass plant is going to be around for a long time, don't take any chances, and if your seeding in the spring you are going to have a lot of heat stress this summer.
     

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