Guardian 41 tall fescue turf, protects your turf from drought, Brown Patch and wear. Guardian tall fescue turf under drought conditions resists wilting, stays green longer and recovers quicker. Often to achieve drought resistance breeders sacrifice turf quality or disease resistance, but Guardian 41 tall fescue turf was developed with a balanced approach as a multiple-trait variety. The very high lateral tillering gives it superior density with excellent wear tolerance and recovery. Guardian 41 has higher Brown Patch resistance and excellent turf quality.

  • Drought tolerant
  • Resists wilting * Stays green longer * Recovers rapidly
  • Superior Brown Patch resistance
  • Dark green genetic color
  • Excellent wear resistance and recovery
  • Superior turf quality
  • Ideal for: Sports fields, golf courses, schools, parks and landscapes

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  • May use less water
  • High persistence
  • Excellent sports fields
  • Superior under all maintenance regimes
  • Blends well with other tall fescues, as well as Kentucky bluegrass and ryegrass
  • High endophyte levels for stress tolerance and insect control

General Tall Fescue Characteristics
Growth Habit: Bunch type, tillers, some with Rhizomes
Blade: 2-5 mm., broad, spear

Adaptations and Use
Fine leaf texture enables Guardian 41 to be blended with many Kentucky bluegrass varieties. With the higher density and broad based tillering, it does not become clumpy as older tall fescue cultivars often did in blends. It can also be blended with perennial and intermediate ryegrasses with good success.

Seeding Rate
New Seeding:
8-10 lbs./1,000 sq. ft.
350-400 lbs./acre
Seeds/lb.: 240,000

Germination: 6-10 days under ideal conditions
First limited use: 40-60 weeks depending on condition

Please see “Management” tab on “Fescue” page for detailed turf management information and best practices.

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