Application Rate: 5-7 lbs per 1000 sq ft or 300 lbs per acre
Although this is the lawn alternative for dog owners and Parks & Rec departments, a dog is not required. Premium Turf-type Tall Fescue varieties and Microclover® provide wear and drought tolerance. The tall fescue's rhizomatous ‘self-repairing’ growth pattern and Microclover's salt tolerance counter effects of pet urine. A bit of vigorous perennial ryegrass rounds out the mix. Full sun to dappled shade. A great choice for any high traffic area where drought tolerance and Rhizomatous Tall Fescue attributes are desired. To obtain some eco-lawn benefits, overseed with Dog Park onto existing tall fescue lawns.
This lawn can be maintained at a 2 inch height for a manicured look or up to 4 inches to let the clover bloom in the summertime.
Turfway Tall Fescue - Festuca arundinacea
Bloodhound Tall Fescue - Festuca arundinacea
Foxhound Tall Fescue - Festuca arundinacea
Replicator Perennial Ryegrass - Lolium perenne
Microclover® - Trifolium repens var Pipolina ssp Microclover
Features & Benefits: drought tolerant, wear tolerant, nitrogen-fixing, effective for overseeding of existing tall fescue sod
Establish in areas that get four or more hours of sun; once established Dog Park has some shade tolerance. For a shade tolerant (less than four hours of light) mix with Microclover see PT 769 R&R.
Recommended planting zones: see map
Photo #2 & 4 credit: Summerhouse Lavender Farm, Fennville, Michigan