Best Tall Fescue Grass Seed To Use?

Q: What is the best tall fescue grass seed to use? 

A: Your best choice is to use a blend of the improved turf-type fescue hybrids. Pennington Blend, Rebel Supreme and Atlanta Blend are common at garden centers. I don’t recommend Kentucky 31 fescue. It was originally used as a pasture grass and can make a marginally acceptable lawn grass but it tends to become thin and clumpy over a few years time. All of the improved fescue grasses can withstand weeds, shade and drought if they are taken care of properly. None, however, will solve existing fescue management problems. Good care includes tilling the soil before planting, fertilizing at the right time, mowing at the right height, and watering when needed.

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