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NEW BAG SIZE! We changed the bag size to a 45-pound bag to cut down on shipping costs. This also lowered the selling price of this grass seed.

GCI Turf Type Tall Fescue

  • Tall Fescue prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade
  • Tall Fescue grass seed requires watering to germinate
  • Tall Fescue should be cut between 3.5″ and 4.5″ tall
  • Tall Fescue does best in cooler northern, mountainous climates…but can handle some heat as well!
  • Tall Fescue is an aggressive tillering mixture

***When you make this purchase you will get a confirmation email. In that email is a link to a four page guide that goes into detail about planting your GCI Turf Type Tall Fescue Grass Seed

***If you plan to buy this grass seed AND the Cool Season Guide…purchase the SEED FIRST. Inside the “grass seed guide” that comes with the grass seed you will find a private link that gives you 50% off the normal price of the Cool Season Guide

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NEW BAG SIZE! We changed the bag size to a 45-pound bag to cut down on shipping costs. This also lowered the selling price of this grass seed.

What’s in the bag?

GCI Turf Type is a 3-way mixture of high-quality Turf Type Tall Fescue.

We became known for having “weed-free” grass seeds and the new ones are no different. All the new grass seed mixes/blends are 0% weed seed and 0% other crop.

How long does grass seed stay good? About 2 years if kept dry

A good starter fertilizer goes a long way when it comes to seeding. Read this STARTER FERTILIZER GUIDE.

We look for three basic things when choosing the varieties that go in our grass seed mixes/blends. It must be readily available to us, it must have an excellent history in the NTEP trials (National Turfgrass Evaluation Program), and it must be affordable.

THOR: (Tall fescue) Top-rated variety due to its excellent color, density, green-up, and disease resistance. Thor has shown resistance to Brown Patch and Pythium Blight. Thor has an exceptional dark green color, rated high in genetic and winter color. Aggressive tillering and excellent spring green up makes it a great application for home lawns, parks, sod production, sports fields, and commercial properties

BLACK TAIL: (Tall fescue) This variety provides superior density throughout the growing season in all parts of the US due to its aggressive tillering ability which also helps repair damaged areas of turf. Black Tail is a solid overall performer in traffic stress trials, fine leaf texture, and brown patch resistance. Black Tail’s aggressive tillering characteristic contributes to its dense, lush canopy.

FALCON IV: (Tall fescue) Falcon IV is a new and improved, heat and disease resistant, tall fescue variety developed for superior turf quality across a wide area of adaptation. It is dark green in color, fine textured with excellent wear tolerance. Falcon IV exhibits a unique combination of traits including dense growth, improved turf quality, and resistance to brown patch. Falcon IV is an endophyte-enhanced tall fescue.

When should you plant TTTF? 

Fall is a great time to seed TTTF. Plant TTTF seed when soil temperatures are between 50° and 65°F. Your air temperature should be around 60° to 75°at this time. To check your soil temperatures be sure and use a very high-quality SOIL THERMOMETER to ensure accuracy. The fescue in TTTF seed will germinate anywhere from 4 – 10 days to germinate. Mid August  – Mid October is a great time frame depending on where you live in the country and what your soil and air temperatures are. I only recommend springtime seeding when absolutely necessary.

How much seed to use?

Overseeding into an existing poor lawn: Six – eight (6-8) pounds per 1000 square feet.

Overseeding into an existing nice lawn: Three – six (3-6) pounds per 1000 square feet.

Seeding bare ground: Eight – ten (8 -10) pounds per 1000 square feet.


The trick to seed germination is to KEEP THE SEED MOIST! Water multiple times a day, light and frequently every day to ensure the ground and seed stay moist. TTTF seed can take anywhere from 4 to 10  days to germinate depending on environmental conditions. Be patient…it will come up with time. Once you have germination you can slowly revert back to watering 1” per week…deep and infrequent. During hot, dry weather established TTTF may need as much as 1.5” – 2” of water per week. 


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  1. Michael Smith

    This is the holy grail of grass seed. I planted this seed about 2 weeks ago. It is coming in like crazy. I do think my soil is absolute crap so if it holds up I’ll be shocked. Hands down if I ever seed or I have friends that are planning of seeding, this is a must use. I am located in Pittsburgh PA so this grass should do pretty well. I still can’t get over the 6 day germination rate for this stuff!

    I WILL be buying this again.

  2. Bryan Nissen

    So far so good! At 4.5 days since seeding/overseeding I have begun to notice new grass just starting to show. I will update in a few days if possible.

  3. Dan ledman

    I had a question for Pete about the seed he responded quickly great product I hit it had with water last night and to after carefully look the seed is coming on strong .better than the sod I installed from sod farm , any way great people great products will buy again 5 star seed and service ?

  4. Terry Burns

    This is day 6 of overseed in a fairly lush, thick yard of 15,000 sq ft with a few thin spots near my shed and north side of house that is shaded mostly. Went out this afternoon and noticed seeds are germinating in thin areas. I could not believe it. I have 8 zones with 6 heads per zone and water twice daily for 20 minutes per zone. Temps have been in the mid to upper 80’s. This is by far the fastest I have had any grass seed germinate after overseeding. I am very impressed and am ordering more now so I can be ready for spring overseed.

  5. philippe

    Hey Pete, this is a great product. I did a complete lawn renovation from scratch and I can’t tell you how please i’m with this product. I had full germination after 5 days. I purchased two 50 lbs bags to redo my backyard, I wish i could post a before and after picture to show you the result.

  6. David

    Pete –

    The ordering and fulfillment process was FLAWLESS! I placed my order at around 6:30am on Monday. I had received a shipping confirmation by 7:30am….then received my seed on Wednesday. So quick and easy! Can’t wait to oversees and be the envy of the neighborhood!

  7. Travis

    Pete, this blend is AWESOME!! I did a complete renovation almost three and half weeks ago and within 3 days, I saw germination. Now my lawn is full,lush, and dark green. I’m really impressed and will be ordering again for overseeding.

  8. Mauro

    This is good seed it germinated in 4 days and is coming in nice amd thick.. im very happy thanks pete

  9. Eddie Gentle

    Awesome grass seed Pete !! I was just like Pete tired of buying crappy seed . I ran across his YouTube videos a few months ago and seen his product and results, so I decided to try it out on a few of our propertys and WOW at the fast germination. It’s only been 9 days and the propertys are greening up quickly. Next season we plan on buying this seed for all our property’s.
    Thanks Pete

  10. Dennis Hoffman

    I would have to agree with all the others this seed came up in less than a week despite not being able to water regularly. Had the 5300 sq ft front yard aerated and put down 7.5 lbs of seed per 1k sq ft and it is beginning to fill in nicely. Great product.

  11. Blake

    Unreal. Never thought I’d care so much about grass until I saw this stuff germinate in my yard (total rookie… Never even knew what germinate even meant until learning from this man’s videos). Tried buying other seed from big box stores in the spring with decent results but nothing like this. My advice… Spend a little extra and get this you won’t regret it. Awesome seed. Awesome education. Will buy again next fall for rest of my yard.

  12. Jarrod

    I overseeded my lawn along with several bare spots. The seed started coming up 7 days after I put it down. Now it is coming in like crazy. Very pleased with the results so far.

  13. Patti Wheeler

    After wasting so much time and money on local seed I decided to give this a try. It is absolutely beautiful and healthy grass and has made a tremendous difference in my lawn as well as our clients. I will never give big box another penny for seed. Thanks Pete for making it available.

  14. Armando Godinez Jr.

    I renovated my entire front and back yard which is 3,600 sq. ft. with this seed and WOW! The seed quality is outstanding with how quickly it germinated and now I have a beautiful dark green lush lawn that I have received countless compliments about. Thank you Pete for having this available to the DIY homeowner!

  15. Cameron D

    If you can sow it, you can grow it! Quite litterally.

    I renovated my yard and decided to buy an extra bag to “test” with and see how far I could push my luck. It’s growing in places that have NEVER been able to grow grass. 100% shade areas, moss covered areas, untilled concrete NC red clay Pete talks about, the gravel driveway after some of it washed. Germination in six days and 3” of growth in three weeks from seed date.

  16. Dennis Hoffman

    Follow up to my October 2018 post: Looking at the winter over lawn that i seeded with Pete’s seed. Even better this spring! The dark green color is outstanding. Will only use this seed for future reseeding.

  17. Drew L.

    I did a complete renovation last fall to my front lawn. Wow, this grass seed filled in nicely. I can’t wait to start the renovation to my backyard this August!! Thanks Pete for a wonderful product.

  18. John Ulerick

    Best grass seed I’ve ever used! Mr. Denny knows his stuff. I really enjoy the you tube videos also. Seed germinated in 5 days. Came in thick and lush. Thanks Pete for awesome products and guidance!

  19. John

    Germination only 4 days! It’s been extremely hot in Denver NC. I have been watering 4 to 5 times a day keeping things damp, not wet, not dry. Just like Pete says! I used Greene pop as my starter fert! Pete I have pictures of you want to add them to the review!

  20. Carl Maunz

    After years of buying sub par seed from big box stores I bought GCI seed on recommendation from the lawn care nut. This seed is amazing. It comes up everywhere including the sand where my pool was. My lawn has never been as thick as it is now. It has a nice deep green color, is thick, and super soft to walk on. Also, shipping was insanely fast. I placed my order on a Wednesday night and the seed was delivered Saturday. I will definitely be recommending GCI seed to everyone from now on!

  21. John Horvath

    Great grass seed. Germinated rapidly and has a beautiful emerald green color. I have a lawn striper attachment on my push mower and the grass looks fantastic!

  22. Matt

    This is a fantastic seed. It works like a charm. Never thought I would see such a green grass. Its beautiful. Did a full renovation. Dropped the seeds and now it did its thing.

  23. Chris Smitty

    With all of Pete’s guidance and direction he provides on youtube as well offering great products on this site, my winter lawn reno in NC was a success. I used the N-Ext Bio Stims, Fertilizers, and GCI Turf Type Tall Fescue. My lawn reno was done on 11/04/19. GCI TTTF grew through the winter months which was amazing. Looking forward to seeing how its going to look in Spring. I am back to order more products!

  24. Dwayne Thompson (verified owner)

    I have been through 3 or 4 different types of grass seed and none of them compare to this turf type tall fescue grass. It grew very aggressive and I can’t wait until this spring to see how it looks. (Rev D)

  25. Devin Donley (verified owner)

    I am so amazed with the grass seed. Came up fast and looks great. Can wait to see how it looks in the spring. Thanks Pete!!

  26. Russell (verified owner)

    Great seed. I put this down last year and my lawn came out great. I plan to overseed with it this spring.

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