seeding with fescue

ant

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
dirty jersey
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
 

Ocutter

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
S. Jersey
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?
 
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ant

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
dirty jersey
LESCO TRANSSITION AT $1.29 /LB 100% T.F.
 

bob

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
DE
I used Lesco transition blend last year and had good results with it. I'll be using it again this year.
 
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ant

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
dirty jersey
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
 

geogunn

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
TN
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
 

jrblawncare

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Kentucky
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
 

KirbysLawn

Millenium Member
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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