Hi all, I am new to this forum but look forward to the insight from professionals. I am building a new home in NW Alabama and have read a lot of information about grass types and seeds. I say that to say that all can be very confusing for a guy that mows and trims about 4 lawns on the side. My new lawn will be about 3.5-4 acres in size and I'm really wanting to sew it with a turf type fescue. For 1 I think it is the best looking turf when maintained and 2 everyone and there brother that has nice lawns around has Bermuda. I know that I am considered in the transition zone. The seed that I keep coming back to is the Titan RX, which I can get locally for $90/50#bag. Titan recommendation is 300-400 pounds per acre which would put me @ $500-$800 an acre in just seed. The lawn will be 100% sunlight. My questions are 1. Is it stupid to spend that kind of money on seed when I know that I will not have an irrigation system to water it giving the size of it? 2. I'm open to different varieties of TTTF, about the only thing that I would like is for it to be able to stripe nice when mown, what would be your suggestions on seed varieties? 3. When planting can I use a tractor PTO broadcast spreader to spread seed and then run over it with cultipacker or do I need to look for other options for better coverage. I actually purchased a harley rake really cheap last week just for this project and plan on selling when I am finished. Thanks in advance for the responses I just don't want to miss something that's important and waste money on this project.