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Old 09-30-2008, 01:41 PM
 
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My neighbors and I are renting an aerator this weekend and splitting the cost. I've already applied lime so after I aerate I will apply starter fertilizer and overseed with fescue.

For those of you with fescue lawns, what type of fescue (brand) seed did you use? I've been leaning towards Pennington Smart Seed Fescue/Blue Grass Mix but due to a very tight budget might just go with the economically priced T.L.C Turf Type Tall Fescue Blend.

What do you use and how has it worked out for you?

Before anybody starts slamming fescue becasue of its water requirements, I would like to point out that my fescue lawn gets along just fine with the water provided by mother nature so it is a good choice for my lawn.


(not my lawn ..... yet!)

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Old 09-30-2008, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I can't remember the brand, but last year we seeded with a fescue they carried at Lowe's and was supposedly developed by NCSU (they were promoting it). I just can't remember the name. I was planning on going later this week to see if they still carry it.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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My neighbors and I are renting an aerator this weekend and splitting the cost. I've already applied lime so after I aerate I will apply starter fertilizer and overseed with fescue.

For those of you with fescue lawns, what type of fescue (brand) seed did you use? I've been leaning towards Pennington Smart Seed Fescue/Blue Grass Mix but due to a very tight budget might just go with the economically priced T.L.C Turf Type Tall Fescue Blend.

What do you use and how has it worked out for you?

Before anybody starts slamming fescue becasue of its water requirements, I would like to point out that my fescue lawn gets along just fine with the water provided by mother nature so it is a good choice for my lawn.


(not my lawn ..... yet!)
I don't know the answer to that, but welcome back!
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:04 PM
 
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you never ask another man what kind of fescue he'll be using...jeez...since Bush took office this country has just lost all manners. :-)

I'll probably use the most expensive from Lowe's thinking it's the best...because I'm an idiot....

any recommendations from folks?
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:02 PM
 
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Lesco makes the best fescue seed and it is the number one selling fescue seed in North Carolina - its called Lesco transition blend.
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, FL
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I chose 2 types.. the Smart Seed (just re-seeded last week) and I think it had some shade tolerance. Lowes was almost out of the best ones. I was looking for the Pennington (can't remember the name).. but a guy before me picked up the last bag.... so I picked up the Smart Seed instead. I was going to get Scotts Heat Blue Tolerant, (can't remember if I have that in the correct order) but I guy stopped me in the isle and told me not to waste my money. Expensive seed and it didn't work.. so he said. I also heard Southern Gold (something like that) was also good - I think that is made by Scott's also.. but I didn't get it. I always heard you should use a blend of fescue .. around 3 kinds for best results. I went to Ace and they had a better selection. I picked up something there.. but can't remember name.. it wasn't Scotts or Pennington.. but had the blend of fescue and bluegrass seed in it .. so we'll see. Happy planting!
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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Lesco makes the best fescue seed and it is the number one selling fescue seed in North Carolina - its called Lesco transition blend.

Do you buy Lesco transition blend at a big box sotre like Home Depot, or do I need to go to a place like John Deere? I did some googling and it does seem like this product is a popular and reliable choice. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:16 AM
 
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Big box home improvement stores normally carry it.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:43 AM
 
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Holden's hardware off the 70 in Clayton has 50 lb sacks of what they call 'Contractors' blend for $58. It's about 85% tall Fescue and 15% of another Fescue.

I'm going to lime, aerate and lay that down.

I just moved into Flowers so I need a quick green up!
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:42 PM
 
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Just today I overseeded with Vigoro with RTF (broken link). I found the promise of the grass spreading and growing a 2nd shoot to be quite interesting. This is my first time overseeing and hoping it grows well.
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