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  • HARD FESCUE

    The Hardiest Fescue

    Suitable for  Home lawns, parks, golf courses (outer areas), and high traffic areas

    The hardiest” of the fescues tolerates shade, cold and drought adverse soil conditions and has better heat tolerance and a high salt tolerance relative to the other fine fescues.


    HARD FESCUE
    Hard fescue grass is indeed one of the “hardiest” of the fescues. It is a tufted type grass with narrow upright fine needle shaped leaves that are a beautiful blue-green color. Hard Fescues tolerate adverse soil conditions and have better heat tolerance and have a high salt tolerance relative to the other fine fescues. Under stress Hard Fescue stays green for the longest period of time. Hard fescue is a little more clumpy in form so it doesn’t tolerate very low mowing like other fescues but is slower growing and requires less maintenance.

    Use: Home lawns, parks, golf courses (outer areas), and high traffic areas

    Sow Rate: 20-30 grams per square metre

    Timing: Spring and autumn when soil temperatures are 15ºC and climbing

    Depth: Mix into the top 6-10mm of soil

    Mowing Height: 40-75mm (1.5-3 inches) highest in warmer climates

    Guide: Playing area of a tennis court is 260 m2

     

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    Description

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    SR 3150 HARD FESCUE
    Benefits:
    • Ideal for environmentally sensitive sites.
    • Improved drought tolerance.
    • Great for shaded areas.
    • Slow grow growing for low maintenance areas.
    • High resistance to diseases such as: dollar spot, red thread, summer patch, and leaf rust.
    • Excellent sun and shade performance.
    • Endophyte enhanced.
    • Insect resistance
    Features:
    • Low growth habit which means reduced mowing frequency.
    • Dense, fine and attractive turf with dark green colour.
    • Excellent heat and drought tolerance.
    • Excellent shed tolerance.
    • Endophyte enhanced to improve insect resistance
    • Superior turf performance under adverse conditions.
    • Requires minimum fertilisation.
    Characteristics:
    SR 3150 hard fescue is a significant advancement in hard fescues enabling this low maintenance species to be used from golf course fairways to unmown roadsides. Traditionally hard fescues were used on shade sites of home lawns or golf course roughs but the advances in SR 3150 enable this superior product to be used from sun to shade and high to low maintenance sites. The high endophyte levels enable this variety to resist surface insects and helps provide protection against diseases such as Dollar Spot. Improved heat and summer stress resistance further expands the uses for SR 3150.SR 3150 also has a dwarf growth form, dark green colour and improved winter growth. Low Maintenance: SR 3150 hard fescue is a versatile grass that will help reduce maintenance costs whether planted in a monostand or a mixture. Its dwarfer growth habit reduces the number and frequency of mowing and reduces clipping yields. In low maintenance areas it forms an attractive, dark green, dense turf requiring minimal water and fertilization in both sun and shade. Endophyte-Enhanced: SR 3150 contains high levels of viable endophyte which has been shown to provide resistance to a number of turf insects including billbugs, sod webworms, and armyworms. In addition, SR 3150 has shown high levels of resistance to many turfgrass diseases including Red Thread, Summer Patch, Dollar Spot, Leaf Spot and Powdery Mildew. SR 3150 is ideally suited for environmentally sensitive sites where chemical applications are limited or not desired.
    Establishment: (under ideal conditions)
    Germination: 5 to10 days
    First Mowing: 2-3 weeks after emergence
    First Limited use: 4-6 weeks
    Application:
    Fairways mixes, Roughs and Bunker faces Lawns and Landscaping, Roadsides.
    Seeding Rates:
    25 – 35gm Per square metre.
    250 – 350kg Per Hectare

     

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