By Eric Watkins
When I started working at the University of Minnesota in 2004, there was very limited use of tall fescue as a turfgrass in Minnesota; this was primarily due to the perception that the winter hardiness of the species didn’t really measure up to other cool-season grasses. We started putting in turf plots of tall fescue right away, and noticed that it seemed to do just fine under most winter conditions.
Previously I wrote about the different renovation options for fall seeding of lawns and about the various attributes of cool-season lawn grasses. This week I wanted to discuss the mixtures and blends of grass seed that are on the consumer marketplace. If you’ve ever walked into your local big box store or garden center looking for grass seed, the different products available can be fairly int
By Maggie Reiter, Graduate Research Assistant
Rainout shelter on the St. Paul campus. Photo: Maggie Reiter
Below is a re-post from Dr. Doug Soldat at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. We are recommending tall fescue more and more for use in home lawn situations. This may be another added benefit: