Northern guys- overseeding

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by CMland, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    ISU's turgrass plots >>

    KBG = currently looks okay
    PRG = looks terrible (for the most part). Clumpy, rust disease & grey leaf spot
    TTTF plots (over 100 cultivars) = look the best ....better than KBG
  2. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,265

    I need to look at those plots Larry. Any Tigerhawks painted on them?:)
  3. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Jersey
    Messages: 3,275

    The Barenbrug products are expensive, about three times the price of standard Blue label. I'm going with a TTTF/ KBG blend, three TTTF's 30% Inferno, 30% Quest, 30% Jaguar 4, and 10% Midnight KBG.
  4. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Silver Member
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    Last price I paid was $2.25/# for the mix. Outside of athletic fields, with emphasis on fields used for practices, I'm not sure it makes sense. The 70/30 KBG/PRG mix I like runs from $2.55-$2.80 a pound. Any of those prices is fine with me because I am confident in the results they will bring. I've seen silly seed decisions, such as a high school that paid close to $30/# for poa supina - then spent $240,000 tearing it out and replacing it 5 years later because it performed so poorly.

    Most years I do a seed trial of some kind and take photos along the way. I need to try TTTF.

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