MG Practice Site
University of California
MG Practice Site

Tall Fescue

(your laying sod photo) These 3 plots consist of a blend of 2 varieties
  • 90% Dwarf Tall Fescue, Festuca arundinacea, (fes-TOO-kuh a-run-din-uh-SEE-uh)
  • 10% Kentucky Bluegrass, Poa pratensis, (POH-ah pray-TEN-sis)
Bruce Kennedy and Pat Schink are laying the sod in September 2010.
(your first mowing photo) The sod resulted in very little weed growth - only a few vetch and wild oats grew.  It has a consistent, dark green color.  It has required frequent mowing and will likely do poorly at the lowest irrigation level.  It's very nice looking, but is it worth the use of huge amounts of water and the air pollution and fuel use from all the mowing?
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