Fescue – Bulldog 51 Variety

Q: Have you had any experience with Bulldog 51 fescue?

A: I have not but UGA turf expert Clint Waltz says it came out of the UGA turfgrass breeding program fifteen years ago. It’s an improved tall fescue cultivar that handles our climate and soil conditions well but its lawn characteristics (e.g. color, overall quality, density, and leaf texture) are more similar to K-31 than the turf-type tall fescue varieties.

In a Chicago test, it is described as one of the coarser varieties:

Fescue Variety Performance

Despite some seller claims of superiority, I doubt it is better-looking than the finer-bladed turf-type tall fescue varieties.

More details here: Choosing the Best Fescue for Your Lawn

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