Finelawn H2O tall fescue turf is a new and improved, heat and disease resistant, dwarf tall fescue variety developed for superior turf quality across a wide area of adaptation. This tall fescue is dark green in color, moderately fine textured with excellent wear tolerance. Finelawn H2O tall fescue turf exhibits a unique combination of traits including short dwarf dense growth, improved turf quality and resistance to Brown Patch incited by Rhizoctonia solani. Finelawn H2O is an endophyte enhanced tall fescue with >70% Neotyphodium coenophialum endophyte which provides resistance to a number of leaf and crown feeding insects and nematodes. The presence of endophyte also contribute to improved biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, faster seedling establishment, enhanced fall recover and reduced summer weed invasion.

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General Tall Fescue Characteristics
Uses: (Turf-Type) Lawns, athletic fields, commercial, slopes, parks, reclamation. Ideal in sun or shade or limited water.
Growth Habit: Bunch type, tillers, some with Rhizomes
Blade: 2-5 mm., broad, spear

Adaptations and Use
Finelawn Elite is recommended for permanent turf in full sun or partial shade, on home lawns, commercial sites, parks, sod farms and golf course roughs. It was developed for the discriminating superintendent, landscaper and top grounds maintenance professionals in a range of environments. Finelawn Elite is best utilized in grass seed mixes maintained at a high height of cut with Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, hard fescue, sheep fescue or strong creeping red fescue.

Seeding Rate
Seeds/lb.: 229,000
New Seeding:
6-8 lbs./1,000 sq. ft.

Germination: 14-21 days under ideal conditions

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