Tradition Fine Fescue Seed Mixture is based on the traditional fescue varieties used in the original golf courses. Years of turf
grass breeding have resulted in fine fescue varieties that also endure heat, humidity and wear that the older varieties could not handle. These versatile new species can now be used
for a low maintenance lawn in many different environments, from home lawns, golf course fairways, to golf course roughs. Over the centuries fine fescues have been renowned for
their survival under extreme conditions in places where turf grass is neglected, tortured or forgotten. Tradition® fine Fescue Mix is the perfect solution to difficult to manage turf
Tradition® is a blend of improved hard, chewings, blue and strong creeping red fescues optimized for planting under high turf grass management, added to Kentucky Bluegrass Seed, or planted as a cover for naturalized low maintenance or where a native grass setting is desired.
Tradition Fine Fescue Mix Facts & Planting
Tradition Fine Fescue Seed Mix is an excellent cool season grass choice for low maintenance lawns, golf courses and for establishing and stabilizing naturalized areas. Tradition Fine Fescue Mix can be added to Kentucky Bluegrass seed to make a lawn or turf mixture that has the qualities of fine fescues with the beauty of Bluegrass. Other uses range from wildlife cover to wildflower beds, erosion buffers to bank stabilization.
Fine Fescue Seed Varieties in Tradition Mix*
Hard Fescue: SR 3150 or Scaldis II. These are both dwarf, dense dark green hard fescues that could be utilized in this mixture. The improved hard fescues thrive in low fertility and under infrequent irrigation. The persist well under the dry shade of trees in many environment. These varieties were developed to have high endophyte levels for improved insect and disease resistance.
Chewings Fescue: SR 5130 or Silhouette. These are both top performing Chewings fescues with the ability to form a high quality turf under most environmental conditions. These are dwarf varieties with high levels of endophyte. They perform well under high or low maintenance and in sun or shade.
Blue Fescue: Quattro or SR 3210. This is a true blue fescue with high turf quality but the ability to survive under the lowest maintenance. It is fine textured and low growing with high endophyte levels.
Strong Creeping Red Fescue: SR 5250. This cultivar helps with soil stabilization through its aggressive, rhizomatous growth, yet forms a high quality turf under all conditions. It has excellent heat tolerance and the ability to repair damage. High levels of endophyte are also present for insect and disease resistance.
*Note: Percentages and varieties are subject to change due to availability
Features& Benefits of Tradition Fine Fescue Seed Mix
- Excellent for low to high maintenance situations
- Drought Tolerant
- Sun and shade tolerant - Does well in both sun and shade
- Disease Resistant
- Improved wear tolerance
- Reduced inputs of water and fertilizer
- Reduced mowing needed
- A truly low maintenance turf
Adaptation of Tradition Fine Fescue Mix
Tradition is suited to areas where cool season grasses thrive. Tradition can be used for both full sun to partly or heavily shaded sites where water and fertilizer conservation is important. In addition its reduced mowing requirements make it ideal for many sites. Areas with dry shade are perfect for establishing Tradition® in spring or fall.
Planting & Establishment Of Tradition Fine Fescue Mix
- Seeds/lb: 420,000
- Tradition® is an excellent mixture for establishing and stabilizing naturalized areas. From wildlife cover to wildflower beds, erosion buffers to bank stabilization, Tradition® is well
suited to broadcast, drill and hydroseeding.
- Planting Rate: 4–6 lbs/1000 sq ft; 200–250 lbs/acre
- Germination in 5–10 days under ideal conditions
- First mowing in 2–3 weeks after emergence
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