GCI Turf Type Tall fescue Grass SeedRegular price $189.95 Sale price $179.95
You will see price increases to the grass seed as new stock rolls in. This is out of our control and we apologize for this.
- 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" and 4.5" tall
- Disease tolerant
- drought tolerant
- Dark green varieties
If you plan to buy GCI Turf Turf Type grass seed and the GCI Turf Cool Season Lawn Care Guide please buy the GCI Turf Turf Type grass seed first. When you purchase the GCI Turf Turf Type grass seed you get a coupon code to save 50% off the GCI Turf Cool Season Lawn Care Guide. The coupon code is inside the "user guide" that comes with buying a bag of grass seed.
A good starter fertilizer goes a long way when it comes to seeding. Read this STARTER FERTILIZER GUIDE.
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.
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.
Saltillo: Tall Fescue was developed by Pure-Seed Testing, Inc. It is a dark green cultivar with excellent summer turf performance. Saltillo was selected for salt tolerance and brown patch resistance. Saltillo has very good heat tolerance and resistance to brown patch, and gray leaf spot.
Coronado TDH: Tall Fescue was developed by Pure-Seed Testing, Inc. It is a dark green cultivar with excellent drought tolerance. Coronado TDH requires less water to stay green longer than other tall fescues under drought stress. Coronado TDH has good heat tolerance and resistance to brown patch, and gray leaf spot.
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 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. 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.
**We cannot take returns of seed because we cannot resell seed that has left our possession as we do not know how it was cared for while out of our hands. (moisture, sunlight, humidity).