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Vigoro 20 lb. Grass Tall Fescue Seed


20 lb. Grass Tall Fescue Seed

$4428 /each
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Product Overview

Tall fescue is a favorite turf variety for many homeowners because of its wide tolerance for heat, drought and light conditions. Vigoro tall fescue grass seed mixture contains RTF, a revolutionary type of tall fescue that spreads underground to form new growth. This self-repairing feature makes Vigoro tall fescue grass seed blend the best choice for establishing new lawns or improving existing ones. It quickly establishes itself, weaves successfully with existing turf and fills in bare spots. The result is a thick, dense, green beautiful lawn. Read and follow all label instructions.

  • Tall fescue grass seed is ideal for establishing new lawns or improving existing ones
  • Contains RTF - the only self repairing tall fescue
  • Superior resistance against disease, drought and insects
  • Produces a thick, green lawn
  • Best for sun and shade
  • Covers up to 5,000 sq. ft.
  • Note: product may vary by store

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Appalachians,California Coast,Mideast Central,Midwest,Northwest Coast,Northwest Mountain,Southeast,Southwest Mountain
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Customer Questions & Answers

Does Vigoro grass seed need to be covered?

I am overseeding my lawn and used several bags of Vigoro grass seed a few days ago. I noticed in the directions there's no mention of covering the seed with dirt or mulch after planting. I've read some articles that say it should be covered and some that don't. Is Vigoro seed different from other brands? Will the seeds germinate this way? Thanks.
Asked by: steve
I rented a spreader and covered the whole area with steer manure to keep the birds away and the manure adds nutrients to the soil. You probably do not even need fertilizer.
Answered by: Timewarpone
Date published: 2016-07-14

I have some bare spots in my lawn. After scratching them to make porous and applying the seed, do I have to use a cover product?

20 lb. Grass Tall Fescue Seed
Asked by: SoCal
It is always a good idea to cover any seeded area with straw to conserve moisture.
Answered by: handyguy
Date published: 2017-04-12

what time of year is best to plant grass seed in amarillo texas

Asked by: jim
Answered by: BISCHY1
Date published: 2016-10-02

Does Tall Fescue Grow In The Winter?

Asked by: Jay
Not much if you have real winter. Soil temperature needs to be constantly over 40 degrees.
Answered by: handyguy
Date published: 2017-04-12
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Customer Reviews

20 lb. Grass Tall Fescue Seed is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tall Fescue fast start grass seed I had the opportunity to evaluate this great grass seed. Vigoro brand Tall Fescue. Know for fast germination and fine texture. In the Northern Indiana are it was too cold for an outdoor test as of this date. I started a small sample indoors and find this seed to germinate fast and over 90% germination. It grew fast and established a good root in about one month. Fescue is a fine blade grass and suitable for both sun and partial shade. This seed from Vigoro is also insect resistant. It is a resilient grass that can take longer stretches of reduced water and not die off. In a 4 week period this grass seed sent down over 4 inches of deep root.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good grass needs a lot of water Grass is soft and thin, but looks great. Wish i would have used 2 bags. Till the soil, spread WAY MORE SEED than you think you need, top with soil, Topper red and yellow bag, was my choice, then pack down, and water TWICE daily. Hope the birds dont find your seeds. But GREAT Seed overall. I need another bag for the thin spots. Some bits are yellowish but overall good stuff. Bottom Line: BUY TWO BAGS. I wish did.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My yard is made up of mostly shale and was told by licensed landscaper's, handymen, friends, and ... My yard is made up of mostly shale and was told by licensed landscaper's, handymen, friends, and relatives that I will never get grass to grow on shale and I would have to purchase sod (at $4000.00 just for the sod) in order to have nice green grass. Well this seed proved them wrong. Grass is growing in 80% of the area I covered and growing in nice and thick and green and I did not cover it with anything or even mix it in with anything. I just took seed right out of the bag and poured it in spots. So I highly recommend this grass seed seeing as how it proved all those people wrong saying I can't grow grass over shale. And mowing didn't seem to bother it after I had to mow over it 2 weeks after putting the seed down and some of it had already started to grow. I will definitely be buying more to fill in the spots that are still bare and would highly recommend this to anyone.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good seed Great germination, tilled up my entire front yard, added new soil, watered 2-3 times a day, temps were high 70's to mid 80's, took right at one month to fill in 90%, just gotta reseed some bare spots
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vigoro Fescue with RTF Self Repairing Seed Could be a True Lawn Game Changer I was born, raised and farmed in Iowa (back in the day.) Every lawn was Kentucky bluegrass growing in practically perfect soil. However, I have lived in suburban Northern Virginia for the past twenty-eight years and can tell you that lawn maintenance is a completely different animal. My soil is Wheaton-Glenelg complex with emphasis on Wheaton which is loamy soil consisting of sand, silt and clay. I have the developers from decades ago to thank for that mess. Fescue is the lawn of choice for most of Northern Virginia. It holds its green color through the winter unlike Bermuda that browns down at the first hint of frost and is the last to turn green in the spring. The primary reason I chose Vigoro Tall Fescue is that is supposed to “Fill and Repair Bare Spots.” That is exactly what Kentucky bluegrass has done for generations of cool season lawns. Fescue is more of a clumping grass than a turf grass. Historically, it will not spread at all. The edges of a fescue clump usually develop broad blades that grow outward and can make bare spots less obvious, but it doesn’t really spread. However, this Vigoro blend contains six tall fescue varieties, three of which are advertised as “RTF.” (Seed label picture below.) RTF is ribosome tall fescue. It is a robust ribosome system that causes bluegrass to spread underground. Bluegrass ribosomes are why we never had to overseed our lawns in Iowa. Fescue ribosomes are ordinarily tiny and not capable of underground spreading. That is why in Virginia a serious fescue lawn requires annual overseeding and substantial effort to fix bare spots. RTF self-repairing fescue grass should be a true game changer for my lawn and maybe for the industry. It will take perhaps two years to fully determine if the RTF varieties are really as good as I hope they will be. I can tell you that the germination of the blend is excellent, as you can see in the attached picture. I tilled a strip of soil, to a depth of about three inches and liberally seeded it and lightly raked it in. I covered with straw to conserve moisture and was lucky enough to get some rain. The directions recommend watering three times a day, but I find that burdensome. I also overseeded the other 6000 square feet of lawn and repaired some bare spots. I use a very old Cyclone Seed Sower shown in one of the pictures crisscrossing the lawn at several angles to insure good coverage. I highly recommend this blend and I am looking forward to a great looking lawn that doesn’t require annual overseeding.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grassias! I used these seeds for my yard last summer and, as pointed by another reviewer, they need quite a bit of water. But it is well worth it: after a rather slow start, those tall fescue shoots finally came out and nicely ended up conquering my yard. Once established, it is a rather tolerant type of grass, especially for the Northerners enjoying the cooler climate. As with many products from Vigoro, this bag of seeds is competitively priced. I would definitively recommend this product,
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I purchased 2 bags of the seed and spread them during the past 2 rainy weeks. I have used the sa... I purchased 2 bags of the seed and spread them during the past 2 rainy weeks. I have used the same seed last year and I got pretty good results. But, I believe the bags I got this Spring are left-overs with old seeds that is probably "dead". After 2 weeks of wet soil and at least half-dozen warm sunny days, I have not seen any new grass blade germinated from the newly put down seeds. What a waste of time and money:(
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Impressed I have given this seed a week more than the label said it takes for the seeds to germinate and start growing. Only about 1/4 of the seeds have started growing. I followed all the directions on the label except for fertilizing which I had done a couple of weeks before planting them, including the bare spots which I was trying to fill in. Either some of the seeds were not good or it might be that the ground is too hard and the seeds can't grow through it. The ground here is pretty hard. I did till one inch of the soil but as I watered it or it rained, the soil kind of packed down again, so that may be the problem. I'll try again in the fall when it cools down some.
Date published: 2016-05-10
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