Tall Fescue Blends for MN
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
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,