Drought Tolerant Seeds
Latest Drought Tolerant Turf Seed Blends Offer 30% Irrigation Water Savings.
FINE FESCUE MIXES: NATIVE
Native Fine Fescue Mix (70 lbs/acre)
30 lbs Festuca rubra Molate Blue, Molate Blue Fescue
20 lbs Festuca idahoensis, Native Idaho Fescue
20 lbs Festuca occidentalis, Western Fescue
Timing: An ideal time to sow this mix would be upon the initiation of the cooler fall season in order to take advantage of winter rainfall. In many cases, annual winter weed growth presents the greatest competition to the establishment of an effective ornamental grass cover or alternative lawn using this or any other seed mix.
Installation: The installation of this mix ought to be approached with other than routine
turf-type expectations; it requires a grow-in period that is longer than conventional
turfgrass with longer attention paid to the control of invasive weeds. In any event, there
are significant differences in management requirements for non-irrigated and lightly
Irrigation: This mix is capable of surviving, after establishment, with only natural
precipitation although the likeliest success assumes the availability of supplemental
irrigation on site. The summer dormancy of the natives expresses itself as a browning off
of the grass cover, greening up again with the natural rainfall and cooler weather of
For maximum growth during the first summer, areas of a project planted to the Native
Fine Fescue Mix would need almost as much water as the rest of the landscaped areas.
Lower amounts of water would merely extend the period before complete cover is
achieved. Water requirements usually go way down during and after the first winter.
However, it may be beneficial to continue to provide water to the native mix through the
spring and early summer of the second year in order to complete the grow-in before
weaning the grasses off all supplemental water during the warm season. While the longterm
irrigation goal may be to reduce or eliminate water use — with the native fescues
allowed to turn a tawny brown in the dormant summer months — this goal may be
feasible only after the grasses have become established.
In non-irrigated projects, the plants will of course be dependent on natural rainfall to
establish and grow over the first and subsequent winters.
TURFGRASS MIXTURES: SPORTS USE
SPORTSCLUB PACIFIC 4-SEASONS 70/30 MIX 8-10 lbs/1,000 sf
35% Rhambler Tall Fescue
35% 3rd Millennium Tall Fescue
15% Paragon GLR Perennial Ryegrass
15% Pangea GLR Perennial Ryegrass
This mix offers the water-saving and tough-leaf tissues of turf-type fescue with two
varieties of perennial ryegrass selected for their salt tolerance and exceptional winter
growth activity. With higher maintenance and taking advantage of opportunities for
overseeding, this mix can provide a dense, uniform, drought-tolerant sports turf surface
all year round. Wear tolerant. Salt tolerant.
SPORTSCLUB PACIFIC 4-SEASONS RYE BLEND 8 lbs/1,000 sf
25% Arena Perennial Ryegrass
25% Coliseum Perennial Ryegrass
25% Paragon GLR Perennial Ryegrass
25% Pangea GLR Perennial Ryegrass
Most elite varieties of perennial ryegrass establish quickly and are readily overseeded.
The exceptional summer heat tolerance and winter growth of the Arena and Coliseum
combined with the disease resistance of the Paragon and Protégé varieties add year-round
value to this blend.
SPORTSCLUB FAST TRACK RYE BLEND 8 lbs/1,000 sf or 350 lbs/acre
34% Buccaneer II Perennial Ryegrass
33% Paragon GLR Perennial Ryegrass
33% Pangea GLR Perennial Ryegrass
For rapid establishment and quick recovery, this affordable 3-way perennial rye blend
can’t be beat. Takes close mowing and responds quickly to overseeding.