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fescue seed question

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by New2TheGreenIndustry, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Messages: 902

    I was just overseeding with a tall turf type fescue blend and my father and I got into this discussion. Will a seed develope into just a single blade of grass, or a grass plant about 2-3" in diameter? Thanks for clearing this up.
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    I doubt that anything survives on one blade of grass. The size of the clump would be interesting to know. Plant some in a clean part of the garden and observe what one sprout develops into.
  3. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

  4. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    It is a clump type grass. You will get one plant per seed that germinates. This is the why you need to overseed a number of times to get a good stand of fescue. You have to fill in the spots that do not get a plant the first planting. IF you are trying to change a Bgrass lawn to fescue it takes several years by my experience. I live in the country and changed my lawn from blue to fescue and it took several years before I had mostly fescue.

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