Designed to control erosion while establishing a perennial turf. Cereal rye and annual ryegrass provide quick growth to hold soil in place while the perennial establishes.
Cereal rye provides upright growth that typically does not compete with the perennial fescue, but does hold the soil in place to prevent washing. In most erosion control mixes, annual ryegrass provides too much competition for the turf type fescue. This results in either a need to mow to manage this competition, or a lack of establishment by the perennial. This mix contains LowBoy annual ryegrass, which is a low growing variety. This still provides excellent root growth and prevents washing, but does not outcompete the fescue.
A blend of three turf type fescues provides long term erosion control and a consistent green mat of grass. This winning trio of three turf-type tall fescues includes three proven varieties:
Covenant II is a new elite tall fescue that will provide consistent, attractive turf for all types of tall fescue lawn applications. It has an attractive rich green color, high uniformity, and good density, making for overall high quality turfgrass. Bred to combat major diseases affecting tall fescue, Covenant II should provide years of healthy turfgrass, even in areas affected by disease pressure such as cool temperature-induced brown patch.
Hudson is a selection out of germplasm which included established turf plots where plants were exhibiting superior turf quality during the hot humid summer months when the heat stress, brown patch and pythium diseases were the most severe. It offers excellent turf quality, dark green color, great sod strength, disease resistance, and better ability to tolerate shade, drought, and saline soils. Hudson is suitable to many climates and adaptations. With its natural deep green color, lawns look better, even into the late fall and when limited nutrients are used.
Rendition tall fescue has been bred to provide a dense, very dark green and exceptionally attractive turf. Unlike older varieties of tall fescues with wide, coarse blades and open stands, Rendition produces a thick, dense lawn with soft, thinner leaves. It was selected for a very dwarf growth habit, very dark green color, and rust, stress, and disease resistance. It has been a winner in many trials for turf color and quality
Heritage Blend Tech Sheet
At A Glance
- Fast growth
- Erosion control
Product Formula (by weight)
40% cereal rye
25% LowBoy annual ryegrass
35% Turf type fescue
Seeding Depth: surface to 1/2”
Seeding Dates: September-late October