Many Oklahomans have at least some fescue in their lawn because of its ability to tolerate shade. And, because the lush green color lasts most of the year many more Oklahomans would like to have a fescue lawn.
A trip to the Oklahoma State University Research Center confirms that with proper maintenance most varieties of turf-type tall fescue perform very will in Oklahoma. So, what’s the secret? One key to success is prevention of turf-grass diseases.
If you are from Oklahoma you have probably learned to adapt to heat and humidity. Cool-season grasses, however, are unable to escape its ill effects. Heat and humidity combine to create an ideal environment for disease and during this most stressful time of year, fescue lawns, without proper maintenance, inevitably struggle to survive.
So what is the answer? Dr. Dennis Martin, Turfgrass Extension/Research Specialist at OSU recommends mixing well-adapted varieties of turf-type tall fescue with Kentucky bluegrass. Diversifying the mixture of seed used in lawns will result in better overall turf quality, disease resistance and appearance according to Dr. Martin.
So, now you ask, what are considered well-adapted varieties? How much of each do I use? Where can I get Kentucky bluegrass and if I can’t use just any variety how do I know what to use? And, last but not least how do I mix them?
Well, look no further. Heartland Supreme was developed to meet the specifications recommended by Dr. Martin. Heartland Supreme is a grass seed mixture that is mixed, packaged and sold exclusively by an Oklahoma company for Oklahoma lawns based on recommendations from Oklahoma State University. So, for greener grass on your side of the fence, try Heartland Supreme.
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|REMBRANDT TALL FESCUE||90%||31.84%|
|VAN GOGH TALL FESCUE||90%||30.88%|
|SPEEDWAY TALL FESCUE||90%||30.66%|
|SKYE KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS||90%||5.66%|
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