Agway Fescue Select Grass Seed, 50 Lb
Tall fescue is a bunch-type grass, but will spread slowly to form a dense sod. Tall fescue is a deep-rooted, cool-season, perennial grass which works well for gully-healing and erosion control. Tall fescue prefers the cool temperatures of spring and fall, and grows poorly in mid-summer, which gives rise to the term 'summer slump'. It tolerates excessive moisture and drought as well as acidic (pH 5.4 - 6.2), low fertility soils. It does best on heavier soils, and is able to survive on fragipans. Livestock grazing fescue may exhibit symptoms such as nervousness, rough hair coat, elevated body temperature, reduced weight gain, and low conception rates. Researchers have recently determined that these fescue toxicosis symptoms are caused by the endophytic fungus Acremonium coenophialum. Select tall fescue is a low endophyte vaiety. Plant at about 20 lbs per acre.