Application Rate: 5-7 lbs per 1000 sq ft or 200 lbs per acre
This is the lawn alternative for dog owners and Parks & Rec departments. Tall fescue provides high salt tolerance and rhizomatous ‘self-repairing’ growth patterns to counter effects of pet urine. Naturally nitrogen-fixing clover and a bit of vigorous perennial ryegrass round out the mix. Wear and drought-tolerant. Dappled shade to full sun. A great choice for any high traffic area where drought tolerance and Rhizomatous Tall Fescue attributes are desired (no dog required). Mow about once a month to maintain between 3 and 5 inches. To obtain some eco-lawn benefits, overseed with Dog Park onto existing tall fescue lawns.
Houndog 6 Tall Fescue - Festuca arundinacea 'Houndog 6'
Rhizing Star Tall Fescue - Festuca arundinacea 'Rhizing Star'
Replicator Perennial Ryegrass - Lolium perenne 'Replicator'
Microclover® - Trifolium repens var Pipolina ssp Microclover
Features & Benefits: drought-tolerant, wear-tolerant, effective for overseeding of existing tall fescue lawns
Recommended planting zones: see map
Photo #1 credit: Summerhouse Lavender Farm, Fennville, Michigan