- I am experimenting with Tall Fescue for the first time. I have a site that gets 3 to 4 hours of sunlight that I sodded with Bluegrass a couple years ago that isn't standing up real well to the light foot traffic and dog play. I believe the Bluegrass doesn't have the vigor in lower light levels to recover from the wear. My hope is that Tall Fescue is the answer. Tall Fescue will tolerate lower light levels but still has a tough and course leaf blade to stand up to the friction of light wear.
- Most grass seed one would buy is a mix of several types of grass (the "typical label" below is not). Example, you may come across a 1/3 Bluegrass, 1/3 Ryegrass, 1/3 Fescue mix. But seed ratios are measured by weight and not seed count. Ryegrass and Fescue each have approximately 100,000 seeds per pound, where Bluegrass has over 1,000,000. So, the seemingly balanced 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 mix is actually more that 80% Bluegrass.
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