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fescue thickness?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by lawn2012start, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. lawn2012start

    lawn2012start LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    I planted two patches of turf tall fescue. brand name is defiance. the blades are thick. however in another spot the blades are thin and the density is tighter.

    maybe a dumb question but anyone have an answer to this.
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,705

    Maybe the other spot is actually poa annua.
  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    The spot with the thin blades may be because it's actually overplanted so that the individual plants are having to compete with eachother too hard. If it isn't grossly overplanted it should be fine. I have seen cases where grass was grossly overplanted and it came up fine at first and then just all died (my 3 year old was helping, lol).
  4. lawn2012start

    lawn2012start LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    the fine grass has been planted for a few months and cut. probably threw in too much seed and starter fertilizer. glad that is not the stuff in the front yard.
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    What you also may be experiencing is different varieties of grasses in the mix establishing themselves more prominently in different areas.
  6. lawn2012start

    lawn2012start LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    here is the label.

    24.95% gold medallion tall fescue 90% germination
    24.91% speedway tall fescue 90% germination
    24.85% davinci tall fescue 90% germination
    24.73% tulsa time tall fescue 90% germination

    00.02% other crop
    00.54% inert matter
    00.00% weed seed

    noxious weed none found

    maybe that can help.
  7. if over planted............it will thin out............remember...more isn't always better

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