Seeding a Tall Fescue Lawn with Soil3 [video]

Hillary Thompson
Hillary is communications director for Super-Sod. She earned her BS in Horticulture from UGA and has spent the last 30 years marketing plants and gardening products. She used to be a tree snob, but after walking barefoot on a Zoysia lawn, is now a Zoysiagrass snob. When not picnicking on her own Zeon Zoysia lawn, growing vegetables, identifying roadside weeds, or planting hydrangeas and Japanese maples, she spends her time pursuing the domestic arts of knitting, cooking, canning, making things like beeswax candles, and throwing dinner parties. Her great love is helping customers learn how to take care of their lawns, garden better, and enjoy the journey.
April 11, 2017 1 minute read

Tall Fescue lawns grown from seed are greatly promoted by using Soil3 organic compost as the seedbed. Seeded Tall Fescue lawns in home and commercial settings can expect germination and a green mantle within 15 days, as the picture below shows.

Fescue seed and soil3

Case Study

Here's a case study from our own sod farm. With the application of Soil3, we grow Fescue sod that's ready to harvest in 10 weeks — that's a great turn-around time from seed to lush sod — and it's the quickest we've ever grown it.

We first tested it by taking a seven acre section and applying six tons of Soil3 to the acre. The rest of the Fescue field received no Soil3, and that Fescue sod was three to four weeks behind in growth! Turf quality on the Soil3 fields was also superior.

The pictures below display the difference in quality between Fescue seeded with Soil3 treatment and Fescue seed without Soil3 application.

Topdressing New Seeded Lawns

With Soil3, below:

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Without Soil3, below:


DIY Instructions

Here's a video with DIY instructions on how to plant a Tall Fescue lawn with seed and Soil3. 

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