Hancock's Turf Type Tall Fescue is one of the darkest green tall fescues available. This 3 way blend performs well under both high and low maintenance and in the extreme environments of both the southeast and the desert southwest. Hancock's turf type fescue grass seed is a high density, dark green and excellent choice for home lawns, parks, playgrounds and turf applications. Hancock Seed Co. hand selected Cayenne Tall Fescue, Blade Runner II Tall Fescue and Firewall Tall Fescue as top varieties to use in our custom fescue blend.
New Lawns: 7-10 lbs per 1000 sq. ft.
Overseeding: 6-8 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Seed Depth: 1/8-1/4 inch
Fertilizer: 3 - 4 lb per 1000 sq. ft. Slow-release starter
The hot and dry conditions of late summer are tough on turf. Add shade, poor soil and traffic to the equation, and most grasses don’t stand a chance. Hancock's Fescue blend is a persistent, endophyte-enhanced variety that thrives in adverse summer conditions. Its dark green color, medium leaf texture and high disease resistance are uncompromised by heat, shade, low fertility soil, high salt conditions, low mowing and high traffic.
Hancock's Turf Type Tall Fescue blend is adapted though the cool season turfgrass areas in the north, though the transition zone, into the southeast and southwest. This blend is adaptable to a diverse range of soil types and will tolerate a pH range of 4.7 to 8.5. It is recommended for home lawns, golf course roughs, parks and playgrounds, sports fields, and other low maintenance areas where top-quality tall fescue is desired. It is also used as a quality sod grass. Hancock's Fescue can be combined with other improved varieties of turf-type tall fescues and may also be mixed with 5-10% Kentucky bluegrass.
Hancock's Turf Type Tall Fescue can tolerate mowing heights as low as 1 inch, however, a 1.5 - 3 inch mowing height is recommended.
This versitile turf type fescue blend has high resistance to brown patch and stem rust. It also has a dwarf growth habit for reduced mowing and a uniform appearance. Corona variety included in this blend, was derived from multiple cycles of selection for brown patch resistance and high density in turf plots in the eastern US.