Tall Fescue is a Medium-to dark blue-green colored grass with medium blades and high density. Gardner Advantage Tall Fescue is more recuperative than common Tall Fescue, but because it still does not repair itself from pet or traffic injury as readily as Kentucky Bluegrass this variety is best for those wanting a lower maintenance grass that will only get moderate traffic.
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Tall Fescue is ideal for those wanting a lower maintenance grass that will get a moderate amount of traffic.
COLOR & TEXTURE
Medium to dark blue-green color. Medium blades with high density and excellent leaf uniformity
Grows well in all types, from heavy clay to sandy soils. Displays an above average tolerance to acidic, alkaline, saline and poorly drained soils.
Mow to a height of 1.5 to 2.5 inches. Frequency is once to twice a week.
To avoid dry out, all newly planted Tall Fescue turf should be watered daily and soaked thoroughly to a depth of 3 inches for the first 10 to 14 days. After that initial period, water deeply and infrequently whenever grass is showing signs of dehydration.
Average weekly water requirement for a Tall Fescue Lawn in Colorado:
April May June July Aug Sept Oct
.2 .6 1.0 1.0 .8 .6 .4
00.1 to 0.5 pounds of actual nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. per growing month. Needs less phosphorous and potassium. Avoid nitrogen applications during hot, dry months (July through August) because this will increase plant demands for water. A good rule of thumb is to apply slow release fertilizers around the holidays (i.e. Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Halloween). Apply iron in the summer to keep a deep green color. Good balanced fertilizer is 21-14-5-3F or 20-10-10-3F. Use a good winterizer for the Halloween application.
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