seeding with fescue

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ant, Sep 17, 2000.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    last yr. i seeded with rye and i did not hold up to the heat.

    this yr. i am trying lesco's transition blend.

    most lawns are aerated then seeded with a spreader.

    some very bare lawns are going to be seeded and thatched
    in.

    i have rye that i picked up last mo. can i sneek some in the fescue,and if so how much?
    anthony
     
  2. Ocutter

    Ocutter LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anthony- you can mix rye as long as you dont go above 20%. Reason being the rye will establish faster than the fescue and crowd it out. Whats the area like? What type of fes. are you using?
     
  3. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    LESCO TRANSSITION AT $1.29 /LB 100% T.F.
     
  4. Ocutter

    Ocutter LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anthony- Wanted to know if hard or chewings was going to be used. Stay around 20%.
     
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I used Lesco transition blend last year and had good results with it. I'll be using it again this year.
     
  6. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Where are you buying it at? I pay $0.93 a pound at Lesco.
     
  7. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    BOB : WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ADDING RYE TO IT (I NEED TO GET RID OF SOME DUBBLE EAGLE)

    KERBY: THATS THE PRICE BRACKET I AM IN AT LESCO :confused:(I DO ABOUT $8500 YR AT LESCO)

    OCUTTER: ALL TALL FESCUE



    ANTHONY
     
  8. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    anthony--I have transition blend in my yard and it wont take the heat or any drought! it's beautiful untill we get the successive 90+ degree heat of summer, then it's brownsville!

    I went to lesco and complained and they told me to take a number! (not really but they agreed that it was a common complaint and a problem).

    I don't irrigate my yard but in stress times, water doesn't seem to help.

    good luck with your selection.

    GEO
     
  9. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Geo,did Lesco offer you any other ideas on what might be better to use?I myself was going to pick up Transition blend this week in Lexington.When I go,I will talk with them about this.JOHN
     
  10. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Geo, the lawns I have that received no irrigation did brown during the heat, but, as soon as we got a good rain, most all of it turned back to a nice color green. I sprayed it with Iron and it look wonderful. I thought it rebounded very well considering the hot/dry spring and summer we had.

    Is your lawn still dry and have you had a good rain?
     

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