GCI Premium Turf Type Fescue Blend was formulated to produce a high quality, permanent turf grass solution. Consisting of three premium turf-type tall fescues, this is a premium blend to be expected to perform very well in sun and moderate shade. This turf grass blend is ideal for home lawns, athletic fields, playgrounds, commercial landscapes, parks, campgrounds, cemeteries, and roadsides. Features for this product include:
Forms Attractive, Dark Green Turf
Excellent Brown Patch Resistance
Ideal for Sun & Shade
Superior Drought & Wear Tolerance
Weed Free Formulation
33.70% Black Tail Tall Fescue
32.55% Thor Tall Fescue
32.35% Falcon IV Tall Fescue
Suggested Seeding Rate
New Establishment - 6 to 9 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.
20% to 50% existing cover - 5 to 7 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.
50% to 75% existing cover - 4 to 7 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.
Establishment & Maintenance
Adequate seedbed preparation is paramount to new turf grass establishment, as well as, over seeding existing sites. Adjust soil pH (if necessary) and then apply a "starter" fertilizer prior to seeding.
Seed at the suggested rate. GCI turf-type fescue blend germinates when soil temperatures are between 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. For best results, ensure good seed to soil contact during the seeding process. It is necessary to provide light and frequent irrigation for optimum germination. Under sufficient soil temperature and soil moisture, germination should be complete in three to four weeks. New seedlings require eight to twelve months to depict mature growth characteristics.
Maintain a sharp mower blade to prevent tearing of young, tender leaves. Under normal situations, a cutting height between 2.5" and 4.0" is recommended.
GCI turf-type fescue blend responds well to three to four pounds of actual nitrogen per thousand square feet, on an annual basis.