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GCI Turf Type Tall Fescue: Proudly certified “Blue Tag”, this is 3-way mixture of high-quality “A-List” Turf Type Tall Fescue seed.
Prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade
Requires watering to germinate
Should be cut between 3" and 4.5" tall
Both disease and drought-tolerant
Dark green varieties
GCI is proud to be known for having “weed-free” grass seeds, 0% weed seed, and 0% other crop. They look for three basic things when choosing the varieties that go in their grass seed mixes/blends. It must be readily available to them, it must have an excellent history in the NTEP trials (National Turfgrass Evaluation Program), and it must be affordable.
You may be curious about what "A List" varieties are. In a nutshell, A List varieties are varieties of turf that are selected to be on the A List due to their performance. They “stand out” in the crowd, for lack of better words. Some would consider A List varieties to be the best of the best.
“Blue Tag” seed refers to a certification tag affixed to the seed bag, providing a guarantee to professionals or consumers that the variety stated is certified. Essentially, blue tag acts as an extra level of testing to ensure that you get precisely what you pay for.
The GCI Turf Type Tall Fescue is now classified as “A List” and “Blue Tagged”.
Here’s what you can expect in your GCI Turf Type Tall Fescue:
Avenger 3 (PPG-TF 308) pushes the boundaries of Tall fescue versatility, adapting to both high heat and extreme cold climates. Avenger 3 excels with Brown Patch resistance and scored in the top percentage for Shade Tolerance. Avenger 3 continues the Avenger family line’s heritage of select performance for all turfgrass areas. Make Avenger 3 the choice for blends and mixtures everywhere!
Firecracker G-LS (PPG-TF 308) is a breakthrough Tall fescue cultivar, combining Lateral SpreadTM (LS) toughness with the first NTEP- proven resistance to Gray Leaf Spot (G)! Firecracker G-LS sets a new standard for durability thanks to its aggressive recovery & density, which allows it to shine in summer’s heat and resist diseases that take out the competition. Choose Firecracker G-LS for an explosively good Tall fescue!
Titanium G-LS (PPG-TF 255) has the top 2020 NTEP score on overall turf quality ratings, scoring in the top 25% more than 68% of the time. Titanium G-LS is known for its Gray Leaf Spot (G) resistance and best in class spring & fall density. This tall fescue excels across multiple regions, making Titanium G-LS versatile without sacrific- ing performance. Lateral SpreadTM (LS), low-mow ability and very dark green color make this variety a clear standout!
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.
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. We only recommend springtime seeding when absolutely necessary.
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.