DEFIANCE XRE BLUE - Tall Fescue & Bluegrass
90% Turftype Tall Fescue Blend + 10% Kentucky Bluegrass
Defiance XRE Blue is a Turf-Type Tall Fescue and Bluegrass Seed Mixture that forms a very dark green, high-quality turf with improved wear tolerance and rhizome formation. The moderately dwarf growth form combined with the ability to rapidly repair damage makes it ideal for all uses. The tall fescues in this mixture have high Brown Patch, Leaf Spot and Net Blotch resistance to enable it to look good all year, and to recover rapidly if damage does occur. The bluegrasses add genetic diversity to increase the disease resistance and improve recovery. With Defiance XRE Blue, you can have a high quality turf with reduced inputs - less fertilizer, water, and maintenance.
Seed Varieties in Defiance XRE With Bluegrass
Defiance XRE Blue combines top rated tall fescues with rhizomes with 5 to 10% Kentucky or Texas X Kentucky bluegrass cultivars for a turf that has superior performance for a broad range of uses.
Tall - Defiance XRE BLUE
Defiance XRE BLUE Tall Fescue + 10% Kentucky Bluegrass - 10 LB. Bag Turftype
Defiance XRE BLUE Tall Fescue + 10% Kentucky Bluegrass - 50 LB. Bag Turftype
Current Varieties used in Defiance XRE Blue
10% Bluegrass - SR2100 or Merit Kentucky Bluegrass
90% Turf-Type Tall Fescue - 3 to 4 Varieties:
Selected from - Leonardo, Speedway, Guardian 41, (Occasionally: SR 8650, Grande 3, and Gold Medallion)
*Tall fescue seed varieties in Defiance XRE Blue Tall Fescue Seed Mixture and their percentages are subject to change due to seed availability. Defiance XRE will ALWAYS have two tall fescue varieties with rhizomes in addition to two top performance varieties and a top quality Kentucky Bluegrass. Contains up to 1% inert material with no noxious weed seed. Typically contains 3 turf type tall fescue varieties.
Features & Benefits Of Defiance XRE Blue
- Top rated, turf-type tall fescue with Kentucky bluegrass
- Excellent Brown Patch resistance and rapid repair
- Superior density turf with high levels of rhizomes
- Excellent sod strength
- Drought tolerant
- High levels of endophytes - Good for drought tolerance & disease resistance in fescue grass
- Reduced maintenance and inputs - Less Fertilizer & Water = Eco- Friendly
- Persistent turf
- Fine textured turf with rich green color
- Superior winter–active growth
- Customer satisfaction
Uses For Defiance XRE Blue
Ideal for golf course roughs, commercial turf, parks, sports fields and home lawns.
Areas Of Adaptation For Defiance XRE Blue
Defiance XRE Blue is adapted to all areas where tall fescue is grown for turf, including Mid-Atlantic, North, Southeast, Midwest, and the West.
Planting & Establishing Defiance XRE Blue Fescue Bluegrass Mix
- New turf: 6–8 lbs. per 1000 sq ft; 200–250 lb/acres; 20–30 gr/m2
- Overseeding rate: Approximately half of the new turf recommendations
- Planting Times: Fall is the preferred planting time for cool season grasses. They may be planted in the spring also. It is all relevant to soil and air temperatures. Please see in this site or page on the optimum times - When to Plant Fescue Grass Seed.
- Germination: 7–10 days under ideal conditions
- First mowing: 21–30 days
- First limited use: 60–75 days
- Height maintenance 1.0 inches
- Reduced maintenance 2.5 inches
See Turf-Type Tall Fescue Management (PDF document) For more on Growing Tall Fescue Grass.