Tall Fescue Turf Blend

  • “3-way” blend of turf-type tall fescues
  • More water efficient than Kentucky bluegrass
  • Preferred in high traffic areas
  • Dense, green, fast growing and drought tolerant

Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.

Map of Tall Fescue Turf Blend Distribution Area
Tall Fescue Turf Blend Distribution Area

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Our Tall Fescue Turf Blend is perfect for high traffic areas that need less water than typical varieties. It is a drought tolerant turf blend suited to lawn and turf situations. It should not be used for livestock.

Customers often ask which species they should choose for low-maintance lawn with minimal water needs. Our answer for most soil types is our Tall Fescue Turf Blend!

Tall Fescue Turf Blend from Great Basin Seed is a “3-way” blend of turf-type tall fescues. Tall fescue is more water efficient than kentucky bluegrass and is preferred in high traffic areas where latter restrictions are a factor. It is considered a “cool season” grass. It is becoming a more popular choice in many states for lawn and turf areas. 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.

For a salt tolerant tall fescue, see our Patagonia Turf Tall Fescue.

The name “tall fescue” can be misleading. There are “forage type” varieties bred specifically for traits that make them well suited to grazing for livestock. “Turf type” varieties are bred for traits that make them suited to lawns and turf situations. Our Tall Fescue blend is comprised of “turf type” varieties.

Tall Fescue Turf Blend Establishment

Our blend 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.

This blend can be used to inter-seed or “fill-in” bare spots in your existing lawns.

The best time to seed turf-type tall fescue is between August and September. Some areas can successfully seed as late as October. Another option for seeding is late April to early May. The seed must reach fully maturity before hot summers.

Seeding rate is 5-9 pounds per 1,000 square feet

More information about Tall Fescue can be found on the USDA website.

Who is Great Basin Seed?

Great Basin Seed is a seed company that specializes in seed sales and consultation for home, ranch, farm, range and reclamation. We have been a leader in the seed industry since 1974.

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