Lesco Transition Blend Grass seed is one of the best grass seed blends around. You cannot get this at your local garden center. Lesco provides a clean weed-free grass seed that germinates well.
Three premium turf type tall fescues to include Falcon IV, Shenandoah Elite, Restore, Catalyst, Stetson II, Padre, Kingdom (DB1), Comete, and/or Renovate.
The Transition Blend Seed will germinate within 7-10 days when ground temperatures are above 60 degrees. This makes a fast seed germination time to grow a nice quality turf.
There are many types of Tall Fescue Seeds. Lesco provides only the best growing varieties that show dark green color, are drought tolerant, and are also good for high traffic areas.
All Pro Transition Blend will provide a durable turf that will tolerate drought, heat, shade, and traffic. The varieties in All Pro Transition Blend contain endophytes to increase resistance to above ground feeding insects. Falcon IV has qualified as a Turf grass Water Conservation Alliance variety (www.tgwca.org). When seeded at recommended rates, All Pro Transition Blend will form a dense, fine textured turf with excellent mowing qualities. All Pro Transition Blend components have undergone turf trials to screen for desirable traits, including disease resistance. Geographical Adaptation: All Pro Transition Blend is suitable for permanent turf in the Warm Humid, Warm Arid, Cool Humid, and Cool Arid zones.
Suggested Usage: All Pro Transition Blend is suitable for golf course roughs, home lawns, athletic fields, commercial turf areas, parks and playgrounds, particularly where irrigation is limited. All Pro Transition Blend is wear and traffic tolerant.
Recommended Seeding Rates:
- New Establishment 6-8 lbs/1000 sq ft
- Renovation 20 - 50% existing cover – 5 - 7 lbs/1000 sq ft 50 -75% existing cover – 4 - 6 lbs/1000 sq ft
|Traffic/Wear Tolerance Level||High|
|Grows in Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7|
How To Care for your new Lesco Transition Blend Grass Seed
Recommended Maintenance Practices:
Highest quality and durability is reached using moderate to high maintenance levels. Allow turf to establish prior to heavy use. Excellent results can be obtained using slit seeders for turf renovation. Maximum competition against Poa Annua is achieved with fall seeding. Mowing at 2” to 3” heights is recommended (lower mowing heights require higher maintenance).
Turf Establishment Guidelines:
Adequate seed bed preparation is important in new turf grass establishment as well as in over seeding. Check soil pH and apply a Starter Fertilizer (18-24-12) prior to seeding. Cool season grasses germinate best in the 60º to 85º F (16º to 30º C) soil temperature range. Select Tall Fescue Blend will germinate the best in soil temperatures of 65° or above. Frequent light irrigation and/or seed starter mulch is required for optimum germination. Germination should be visible within 14 days; complete turf establishment will take two to six months.
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I just fertilized it again with starter fertilizer and its already greening up. I would recommend!
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The ideal time to fertilize new grass seed is before or while the seed is being sown. Although starter fertilizers vary slightly in composition, most have quick-release nitrogen, which gives the seeds the nutritional boost they need to promote healthy germination and to ensure rapid establishment. Depending on the brand, starter fertilizers have either equal parts of nitrogen, phosphate and potash or two parts of nitrogen to one part of phosphate and one part of potash.The term "starter fertilizer" refers to placing small amounts of fertilizer near seeds so that the emerging seedling roots can find nutrients quickly. Whether to use a starter fertilizer depends on the how much organic material is in the soil, time of planting and soil pH levels. Seeds planted in warm, rich soil are less likely to benefit from starter fertilizer. Starter fertilizer is helpful when planting in poor soil or when soil is cold and wet.
Before using chemical fertilizers, the soil should be tested to see what is lacking and what the soil pH is. Test kits can be purchased at home and garden centers, or soil can be sent to a lab for testing. Rich, dark soil with plenty of organic material is likely to have enough nutrients easily available to seedling roots and may not benefit from starter fertilizer. Phosphorus for root growth and nitrogen for leaf development are especially necessary for newly sprouted plants, so checking these levels is important. If either of these nutrients are lacking in the soil, a starter fertilizer can be applied to give the young plants a good start.
Soil pH is important to nutrient availability in the soil. When soil pH is below 6, phosphorus becomes tied up with iron and aluminum in the soil and cannot be used by the young plant roots. Soil that tests for sufficient phosphorous but has a low pH level may still benefit from a starter fertilizer application. Adding lime to the soil is good way to increase pH levels to make nutrients in low pH soil available to garden plants. Liming lasts longer than adding starter fertilizers and will benefit all plants, not just seedlings.question.
1- you can't be sure what caused the sod to die.
2- the dead sod will act as a barrier to the soil retarding access to nutrients and root development
I recommend that the dead sod (and netting) be entirely removed and replaced by a mix of top soil and peat moss (5 parts soil to 1 part peat) .
After removing the old material, loosen the soil approx 2" down.
Spread a 1/2" of the top soil/peat mix.
Seed the area and lightly rake it.
Spread another 1/4" of the soil/peat mix on top.
Spread a good starter fertilizer and then water well.
FYI- summer is one of the worst times to start new seed