Fescue – Black Beauty Seed

Q: I want a nice lawn and I want to use fescue, can you tell me about Black Beauty seed?

A: Black Beauty is a brand name for various mixtures of tall fescue seed. The grower makes many claims but I can’t find any university research plot reports comparing it with other fescue blends. You’re welcome to try it and let me know what happens. I have a guide to successful fescue planting at http://www.walterreeves.com/lawn-care/fescue-planting-1-2-3/.