Great Basin Seed
450 South 50 East
Ephraim, UT 84627
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Patagonia Turf Tall Fescue is a salt tolerant and drought tolerant turf type tall fescue. It will brave super salty soils and grow with very little maintenance. This turf looks great with its distinguished leaf texture and very dark green color.
Patagonia Turf Tall fescue is more water efficient than kentucky bluegrass and is preferred in high traffic areas where later restrictions are a factor. Tall Fescue is considered a “cool season” grass. For warm season turf options please see our Sundancer Buffalograss. Tall Fescue varieties have been bred to offer improvements over kentucky bluegrass for lawns, sports fields, parks and pastures. Healthy Tall Fescue lawns are dense, green, fast growing and drought tolerant.
• EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE ON SALINE SOILS
• HIGH DENSITY
• DISTINGUISHED LEAF TEXTURE
• LOW GROWTH HABIT
• EXCEPTIONAL DARK GREEN COLOR
For a blend of tall fescue, see our Tall Fescue Turf Blend.
The name “tall fescue” can be misleading. There are “turf type” and “forage type” varieties of tall fescue. Our Tall Fescue blend is comprised of “turf type” varieties.
Tall fescue grows fast, germinating in approximately 21 days. Tall fescue is “durable” and thrives better than kentucky bluegrass in hot summer conditions of sun or high traffic. Patagonia Turf Tall Fescue can be used to inter-seed or “fill-in” bare spots in your existing lawns.
Tall fescue in general should be seeded at 6 to 8 pounds per 1,000 sq. ft. or 350 pounds per acre. Cover seed with no more than .25 inches of soil, taking care to establish good seed to soil contact. If possible, roll the planting area. Keep seeds moist throughout the establishment period— 28 to 32 days after planting or when grass blades reach about 3 inches. Optimum mowing height is 2 inches, but it can be mown higher or lower based on your maintenance practices. Turf should be ready for use in about 6 to 8 weeks. Low to moderate fertility should be applied throughout the year; 2-3 pounds of NPK appropriate for your growing area should be adequate.