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Vigoro

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20 lb. Grass Tall Fescue Seed

$42.99 /each

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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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Does Vigoro grass seed need to be covered?

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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.
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July 13, 2016
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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.
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Ideal Seeding Depth According to the University of Minnesota Extension,
The best location for new grass seeds is approximately 1/8 to 1/4 inch below the soil's surface. Typically, you disperse seeds with a drop spreader or by hand. As the seeds make contact with the ground, they are still fully exposed to heat and wind damage. Once you uniformly cover the ground with seeds, use a lawn roller or garden
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Ideal Seeding Depth According to the University of Minnesota Extension,
The best location for new grass seeds is approximately 1/8 to 1/4 inch below the soil's surface. Typically, you disperse seeds with a drop spreader or by hand. As the seeds make contact with the ground, they are still fully exposed to heat and wind damage. Once you uniformly cover the ground with seeds, use a lawn roller or garden rake to move the seeds further into the soil. Because of the shallow planting space, you do not need to create furrows or cover the ground with extensive topsoil. you should only see about 10 percent of a grass seed's shape above ground when it is properly tilled into the topsoil. As a result, your grass seeds should emerge in about three weeks
For small area's I usually stir up the dirt with a 3 tine fork and mix the seed into the dirt so its partially covered then water well and Wait !!! Read Less
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No but if in your area you have a lot of small birds such as sparrows. You will find they will rob a few seeds. Most importantly the area should be kept moist until the seeds take hold. This I find deters the birds from stealing the seeds too. I have also used in the past straw to place over the seeded new lawn areas and found it to be no better than the open seeds. Loosen your soils if the soils is hard Read More
No but if in your area you have a lot of small birds such as sparrows. You will find they will rob a few seeds. Most importantly the area should be kept moist until the seeds take hold. This I find deters the birds from stealing the seeds too. I have also used in the past straw to place over the seeded new lawn areas and found it to be no better than the open seeds. Loosen your soils if the soils is hard or contains clay and yes add good lawn topsoil for those areas 1/4 inch or less spread the seeds then roll the seeds or tarpon them in the soil and water lightly so the water soaks in and does not run off along with the seeds. That is not good. Keep them always moist but do not over water. Hope that helps.. Read Less
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It is always best to cover any seed. You can get away w not doing that in wet weather. I recommend using soil conditioner because it keeps birds off, provides moisture holding needed for germination and it conditions your soil as a side benefit. 'Wheat straw' is no longer wheat but oat, rye and frankly any field weed including orchard grass and other nasty turf weeds that they can bundle up and sell as Read More
It is always best to cover any seed. You can get away w not doing that in wet weather. I recommend using soil conditioner because it keeps birds off, provides moisture holding needed for germination and it conditions your soil as a side benefit. 'Wheat straw' is no longer wheat but oat, rye and frankly any field weed including orchard grass and other nasty turf weeds that they can bundle up and sell as straw. Also the seeds in the straw will compete and when you try to pull them you'll be pulling the grass you're trying to grow along with the 'weeds'. Read Less
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It is always best to cover any seed. You can get away w not doing that in wet weather. I recommend using soil conditioner because it keeps birds off, provides moisture holding needed for germination and it conditions your soil as a side benefit. 'Wheat straw' is no longer wheat but oat, rye and frankly any field weed including orchard grass and other nasty turf weeds that they can bundle up and sell as Read More
It is always best to cover any seed. You can get away w not doing that in wet weather. I recommend using soil conditioner because it keeps birds off, provides moisture holding needed for germination and it conditions your soil as a side benefit. 'Wheat straw' is no longer wheat but oat, rye and frankly any field weed including orchard grass and other nasty turf weeds that they can bundle up and sell as straw. Read Less
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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?

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If you plan on regular watering, I would simply rake the loose seed into the soil. If you do not plan much water, then I would use perhaps some chopped up or loosely spread straw to help maintain the moisture in the soil. The straw will rot away, and if you get real straw, there should be limited straw seed in it.
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It is always best to cover any seed. You can get away w not doing that in wet weather. I recommend using soil conditioner because it keeps birds off, provides moisture holding needed for germination and it conditions your soil as a side benefit. 'Wheat straw' is no longer wheat but oat, rye and frankly any field weed including orchard grass and other nasty turf weeds that they can bundle up and sell as Read More
It is always best to cover any seed. You can get away w not doing that in wet weather. I recommend using soil conditioner because it keeps birds off, provides moisture holding needed for germination and it conditions your soil as a side benefit. 'Wheat straw' is no longer wheat but oat, rye and frankly any field weed including orchard grass and other nasty turf weeds that they can bundle up and sell as straw. Also the seeds in the straw will compete and when you try to pull them you'll be pulling the grass you're trying to grow along with the 'weeds'. Read Less
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Ideally, yes; if seeds are exposed to the sun it will make it hard to keep the seeds as damp as they need to be. The other hazards are birds eating them or rain washing them away. You don't need to go all out; a simple top dressing of a thin layer of topsoil, sawdust, or peat moss should do.
If you are simply overseeding thin spots then I wouldn't worry about it too much but it will only help.
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Hi SoCal,
I'm Travis from The Home Depot. Thanks for visiting our site.
Scratching up the bare areas will loosen the soil so that the seeds can settle into the soil and take hold. The seeds should settle no deeper than 1/4'' into the soil for predictable germination.
The addition of amendments will improve the soil texture, but the seeds should remain in the top 1/4'' of the soil.
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Hi SoCal,
I'm Travis from The Home Depot. Thanks for visiting our site.
Scratching up the bare areas will loosen the soil so that the seeds can settle into the soil and take hold. The seeds should settle no deeper than 1/4'' into the soil for predictable germination.
The addition of amendments will improve the soil texture, but the seeds should remain in the top 1/4'' of the soil.
Scratching the soil will open the soil surface so that water and air can penetrate deeper, resulting in healthier grass.
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what time of year is best to plant grass seed in amarillo texas

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Well in Amarillo I would go with a turf type that can handle your temps. Fescue grasses like cooler temps and are easier to start in the fall. With you triple digit temps without lots of water you could likely kiss it goodbye. Also cut it 3 or more inches long. I am in Georgia and have zoysia in the front and sides, ofcourse I would rather be on a bicycle than in a yard
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Either the spring or fall is best. Just so the temperature range during the germinating time, about 2 weeks, is between 50 and 80 degrees.
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The bag of tall fescue I bought does not list spreader settings. What are the settings for a Scotts drop spreader?

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I used the edge guard spreader and I thought it recommended 7 1/2 half. Do you have the type of spreader that makes a wide band with a roller? You might want to use the lowest setting and then increase it until you see the amount you want coming out.
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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by So Far So Good Waiting for results but I do not see any reason why this seed would not work. I just did my whole back yard. I tilled the soil to about 1 to 1-1/2 in. deep removing all the old grass and weeds. I then leveled the soil then packed it down with a water roller so when the new grass grows there are no hills and valleys. Now I used number 5 on my hand spreader to put down the seed then number 4 to lay down the starter fertilizer on top of the seed then I used a wheeled spreader to cover the whole area with steer manure to keep the birds away., I am watering the area twice a day every day for at least 2 weeks to start. There is a large shade tree in my back yard so the total area is only half covered in shade. July 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Grass is Greener on the Other side !!!! Excellent product.... I had an area next to my pizza oven where I had wood piled for the longest time. I did a quick cleanup and raking of the area added some top soil mixed it in and raked it out... Im very impressed with this seed,, First time I've ever had real grass growing in less than 5 days.. It came in full and rich.. Just plenty of water not even that much sun.. the spot where its growing only gets about 4-5 hours of sun a day. It also worked great on small areas of lawn that needed patching.. Filling in nice and even with good color. I think its a great product for a very good price..... July 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hoping for Grass We live in Pennsylvania so I'm not sure if this grass seed is meant for our area or not. However after living in our house for nearly a year we realized that our yard is extremely rocky and hard. Our lawn up till now is nothing to speak of (as you will see in the photos), it seems to be a mixture of a little grass and hard dirt! So we picked an area to begin overseeding with Vigoro hoping that we too can have a beautiful lush lawn! The seed is in and it has been raining straight for the past couple of weeks so we are hopeful to have signs of growth as soon as the sun breaks through! Fingers are crossed! May 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Germinates quickly and grows well We live in the hills outside Los Angeles, so we have a hot dry summer and mild winters. We were looking for some grass seed to fill in a bare dirt pathway that has been caused by walking between our rear door and the garage and this did the trick. Since the ground is quite hard, I used a rototiller to break up the surface, raked it smooth and took out the larger stones and then tilled in some steer manure to make the new grass seeds less enticing for the birds. Spreading the seed was easy enough and we kept it watered every couple of days while the seeds were germinating and taking hold. I thought I may need to cover it with a clear plastic sheet however the steer manure seemed to keep the birds away. The new grass is partially covered by tree shade for some of the day however the grass seems to be established and growing well after three months with a light watering every weekend. Very pleased with the results. August 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Waste of Money and Time I live in Arkansas and have a yard that has both shade and sun. Last year we were out of town on vacation and our Orbit automatic water timer broke and we ended up with a large area that died as well as several small patches. I purchased a couple bags of Scotts Grow Anywhere patch for the spots and two 20lbs bags of Vigoro Tall Fescue seed. I prepared the large area and the spots according to the directions on the bags. I even put down several bags of soil and worked it into the ground to make a nice bed for the seed. Two weeks later the patches have grown to over 4" tall and have filled in but the area where the Vigoro is has yet to produce a single blade of grass. I will be buying several bags of Scotts Grow Anywhere Patch to cover the area since I know it grows. June 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Save your money I purchased two bags of these products expecting a green thick lawn later in the year and nothing grew. Its like both bags were full of bad seeds. August 1, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by good product, but not heat tolerant I like this product, but the manufacturer needs to find a way to strengthen the seed so it can withstand heat and humidity. I live in the Maryland area, and we recently had a heat wave. Despite a constant effort to water the grass two to three times a week, I still end up with brown spots all over. July 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Under Rated The Vigoro 20 lb. Grass Tall Fescue Seed is definitely a product that needs to be considered when any person living in a more northern climate is planting a new lawn or restoring an old one. I have used it many different times over the years with great success. It definitely does not contain the highest quality Tall Fescue seed available today, however, for the price that Home Depot is selling a 20lb bag for, it is a good value. I would definitely recommend the Vigoro 20 lb. Grass Tall Fescue Seed to any family member or friend. May 26, 2016
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