Gooden Turf Type Tall Fescue Grass Seed - Gooden turf type tall fescue grass seed is good for high-traffic home lawns and turf grass areas. Gooden turf type fescue has better drought tolerance than bluegrass, but does require additional watering in extreme conditions. Tall fescue grass seed will grow in either partial shade or sun. Tall fescue grass seed grows well beneath trees that shed their leaves in winter.
Area of Adaptation
Good-En performs excellent where tall fescues are adapted. Due to improvements made in the breeding, this newer variety is resistant to leaf spot, brown patch and crown rust diseases. In trials it has shown good performance and persistence and good heat, cold, shade and insect tolerance under a wide range of turf applications. Good-En performs well in the Transition Zone.
Good-En is a semi-dwarf turf type. It has been bred from the consumer's viewpoint. It is an advanced generation cultivar which combines a fine bladed leaf width with a dark green genetic color, reduced rate of vertical growth and excellent turf quality.
Cover seed to a depth of 1/4" and keep damp until roots have established. After 30 days the seedlings height reaches 3", mow back to 2". Do not allow heavy traffic for 6 weeks.
Parks 8-10 Ibs. l000 sq.ft
Home Lawns 8-10 Ibs. per 1000 sq.ft
Ball Fields 10 Ibs. per l000 sq.ft
Golf course roughs 250-350 Ibs. per acre.
Good-En has a low nitrogen requirement with 203 Ibs. of actual nitrogen per year per
1000 sq.ft. It has shown good quality with a 1 1/2" to 2 1/2"cut.
Good-En gets high ratings from the NTEP's, Canadian trials and is the # 1 rated variety in locations throughout China. Good-En Ranks as the best in the Nation in California, Ohio, Virginia and South Carolina according to NTEP reports. We have placed Good-En in many independent trials with excellent results.
Ideal Planting Time: The best time to plant is late summer, early fall, or spring. If seeding at other times, be prepared to touch up thin or bare spots as needed.
Seedbed Preparation: Till the soil approximately 6 inches deep. Level with garden or landscaping rake. Surface may be firmed by rolling or soaking, then re-raking till level. Leave top ½ inch loose to allow seed to be worked into soil.
Fertilization: Prior to or right after seeding, apply a starter fertilizer to help proper root development. Continue using a systematic fertilizer program to maintain a healthy lawn.
Seeding: Sow seeds evenly at 7-10 lbs/1,000 square feet. Rake lightly into soil. No more than 1/8 inch of soil should cover seed. Roll with a water roller.
Covering: Use blankets, pelletized or paper mulch, or straw to hold soil moisture and hasten germination. Baled straw may bring in unwanted weeds; use with caution.
Watering: Do not allow soil to dry out. Keep soil moist with frequent light watering until seedlings are visible. After lawn is established, water as necessary.
Mowing: Maintain mower height between 2 to 3 inches, never remove more than 1/3 of the grass plant with each mowing.
Weed Control: It is very common to see new weeds when planting a new lawn or disturbing the soil. For new lawns, wait 6-8 weeks before using any herbicide. For existing lawns, the best weed control is to maintain a healthy lawn by regular fertilization, proper mowing, and watering as necessary.
Overseeding An Existing Lawn
Lawn Preparation: Mow lawn to 1 inch and remove clippings. Dethatch with a power rake or hand rake smaller areas.
Seeding: Sow seed evenly at at 4-6 lbs per 1,000 square feet. Work seed into existing turf by raking.
Watering: Keep soil moist with frequent, light watering until grass is established.
Mowing: Follow normal mowing practices when grass reaches 3 to 4 inches in height.