Superior Turf's tall fescue sod consists of 80-90% turf type tall fescue and 10-20% hybrid Kentucky Bluegrass. Improved drought tolerance and disease resistance of these newer varieties makes Tall Fescue the choice of many installers for lower maintenance, and slightly shaded areas. Turf type Tall Fescue has also become the choice for golf course roughs and non irrigated athletic fields. We offer both noted and non-netted Tall Fescue.
Characteristics: Cool-season grass, medium to dark color, moderate density, more extensive root system than any other cool-season turf grass. Texture ranges from coarse to medium for newer turf types. A “bunch-type” grass.
Recommended Usage: Very good transition zone grass adapted to moderately cold winters and warm summers. A good “tough-play” lawn recommended for a wide variety of uses including: residential and commercial landscapes, roadsides, parks, recreation areas, and sports fields.
Temperature Tolerance: Good heat tolerance for a cool season grass. Grows in a wide range of temperatures in the transitional climatic zone between cool and warm climates.
Drought Resistance: Excellent, one of the best cool-season turf grasses with a fairly deep root system that helps avoid drought. It can go into summer dormancy with brown leaves when irrigation is withheld. Upon return of moisture supply it will green up again. Some varieties have better tolerance to heat and drought.
Shade Adaptation: Good in transition zone. Prefers full sun and is moderately tolerant to shade. Of the cool-season grasses only fine leafed fescues rank higher in shad adaptation.
Wear Resistance: Good- suitable for moderate recreation and foot traffic areas exhibiting good initial wear recovery, especially in Spring and Fall when growth is rapid.