Tall Fescue Blends for MN

Asked August 8, 2018, 5:35 PM EDT

Hello, My lawn experienced quite a bit of winter damage this past year. I'd like to use this opportunity to transition my lawn to a tall fescue grass type. I am having a hard time figuring out which grass seed product to purchase. Do you have any recommendations? Thanks, Mark

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

The deep roots of this grass result in good performance and green color even during periods of heat and drought stress. , it is important to remember that tall fescue does not like ice cover, so avoid planting this grass in low, poor-draining areas. One option that can help deal with the ice cover problem is to mix tall fescue with Kentucky bluegrass in sites where prolonged ice cover is a possibility; we recommend a mixture that is somewhere between 90-95% tall fescue and 5-10% Kentucky bluegrass seed by weight.

You might want to consider a fine fescue/Kentucky bluegrass mix,