Tall Fesque Grass Seed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Big Joe, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. Big Joe

    Big Joe LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 4

    Hello everyone,
    I am new to this so please bare with me...I have been looking at this site for some time and finally need some help... I was wondering if anyone could please give me an idea as to how much a 50 lb. bag of tall fesque mix grass seed costs...My brother in law seeded my lawn and there are still a few bare spots and I would like to pick up a bag of seed...I noticed that this is what he used and would like to get more....Could someone also please tell me what it is mixed with?? And where I can get it.....I would call him but he left to go on vacation and I would like to get this finished....Will it need watering this time of year or is it going to be ok with the nites being cold and damp...Thanks for the help and advice...One other question, can you put this down too thick?? I dont want to go over board if you can....Thanks, Joe
     
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Around here it is 30-40 for a 50 lb bag of straight tall fescue.
    You can buy a mixed seed of tall fescue creeping red fescue and perennial rye grass or many other combinations depending on your wants or needs.I would go with a mixed seed.Water it whenever the top of the soil looks dry but only lightly as there should be enough soil moisture.(If your area has recieved as much moisture as Pa. has.) For a homeowner,Tractor supply carries seed or buy a mix at home depot.
     
  3. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
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    Confederate Turf Type Tall Fescue Blend is $63 a bag.
     
  4. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    the 30 -40 is for kentucky31.
     
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes, do NOT use the stuff from Tractor Supply that is the Kentucky 31 as this is a wider leaf if this is not what you have in your lawn. It is desirable for roadside, but is not great for lawns, as it is not turf type. The non-turf type is rough and has very wide blades. Great for non-erosion purposes, but as I say, not great for a lawn. Please consult your local turf seed specialist (such as Lesco) for you specific needs.
    Incidentally, how far south do you guys (ANYBODY) grows turf type Tall Fescue? Please help us out, here.:blob4:
     
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
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    Good points runner,I'm not sure I would use tall fescue at all as a single seeding (turf type or not)
     
  7. Big Joe

    Big Joe LawnSite Member
    from MA
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    Ok, Here goes with another question...What will happen if I go to a nursery or somewhere and get a different type of seed and spread it around also?? Will this make the yard look stupid or something?? Is there something that I can get and spread also with the tall fesque mix that he used??? Again, I am new to all of this and need some help....Thanks,Joe
     
  8. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
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    "Winning Colors" 1.00 a lb--All fescue,I don't want anything else.

    Big Joe,it would probably be of your best interest to talk to someone who owns a nursery in your area,what works here,may not there.Theres a gettleman here who has 2 big garden centers,and has been in business 20 or 30 yrs,theres never been a man alive thats smarter than him-here.--You may have one there too.
     
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    ...or just wait for your brother in law to return from vacation, and ask him where he got the seed....
     
  10. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use it Runner, and it turns out beautifully too. It does tend to brown out in the hot summer if you do not have irrigation, but usually survives great with a little care.

    Also we grow it in full sun not just for the shade areas. I know some of the guys in Memphis can only use it in the shade.
     

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