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Description

Tall Fescue is a perennial, cool season bunch grass. It is native to Europe but has become naturalized in the United States since its introduction in the 1800s. It was, and still is, used as a pasture grass until varieties were developed in the 1980s that were more suitable for use as a turfgrass, hence the name “Turf-Type Tall Fescue.”

Over the years new varieties have been developed and introduced that exhibit excellent turf quality. While tall fescues do not reach the level of turf quality as Kentucky Bluegrass they are easier to establish and maintain, have greater heat and drought tolerance, and are better adapted to a wide range of climates from Canada to Florida and across midwestern and southern states to the west coast. Compared to other cool season grasses (Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Fine Fescue) Tall Fescues have a coarser leaf blade and a deeper, more extensive root system (2-3 feet deep).

There are well over 100 varieties of Turf-Type Tall Fescues with various traits and characteristics. 4th Millennium SRP was rated highest for turfgrass quality among Tall Fescues in two separate NTEP trials. It also meets our platinum standards of superiority for variety quality and seed purity. Learn More. 4TH Millennium SRP also exhibits rhizomes that improve density and wear resistance.

Characteristics

FEATURES:

  • Better heat and drought tolerance
  • Rapid tillering, spreading growth habit
  • Excellent seedling vigor
  • Brown patch resistance
  • Improved mowability

PROS:

  • Less water use
  • Quick establishment
  • Moderate shade tolerance

BENEFITS:

  • Improved summer performance
  • Excellent wear tolerance and recovery
  • Fast establishment Less susceptible to warm weather disease
  • Reduced shredding during mowing

CONS:

  • Can get clumpy under heavy use
  • Variable leaf texture

Uses

4th Millennium SRP has demonstrated an extended adaptation range and superior quality in a variety of exacting growing conditions, making it a leading choice for:

* Residential Lawns
* Sod Production
* Playgrounds
* Parks
* Instituonal Grounds

Seeding Rates

New turf: 10 pounds per 1,000 square feet or 400 pounds per acre. Overseeding existing turf: 6 to 10 pounds per 1,000 square feet or 250-400 pounds per acre. Seed when soil temperatures are above 60⁰ at a depth of 1/4 inch. Best times for seeding are early spring and early fall.

Establishment

Emergence: 7-10 days under optimum temperature range between 68-86 degrees, longer under cooler temperatures. First mowing approximately 21 days after emergence (may be longer under cooler temperatures). First limited use approximately 28 days after emergence.

Specifications

4TH MILLENNIUM SRP Turf-Type Tall Fescue

Platunum Quality (Exceeds Cer􀀁fied Quality Standards)
98% Minimum Purity
0.0% Crop and Weed Seed
90% Minimum Germination
250,000 seeds per pound

4th Millennium SRP is a product of Turf Merchants, Inc and is protected under the US Plant Variety Protection Act.

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