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Tall Fescue 31 In ny

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by newtostone, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 681

    Anyone use tall fescue 31 in ny, i know its sometimes seen as clumps but is there anyone out there that likes using this?
     
  2. somo1

    somo1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    We have Ky 31 here in Missouri, it is considered a field fescue. It has a larger leaf blade than turf fescue. Larger clumps are caused from thinner turf. All fescue is a bunch(clump) grass, the more clumps the thicker and more even the lawn. The nice thing about Ky 31 is it is maintenance free, compared to turf fescues. Having a field fescue background it has a stronger root system, very hardy. If you have a large lawn it may be your best choice, but being in NY you will have milder climate than our hot, humid summers. You may want to use a turf type tall fescue. Remember reseed every fall with a different variety of TTTF to get the newest and best varieties that are disease and drought resistant.
     
  3. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Go with Improved Tall Fescues. K-31 too course for a decent lawn.
     
  4. gorknoids

    gorknoids LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    K31 was bred as graze for animals and somehow made it into lawns.
     

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