Summer turf‐type tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea also known as Lolium arundinaceum) scorches the competition with its extremely fine leaf texture, excellent turf density and attractive dark green color. Blades are so fine, many people mistake Summer for Kentucky bluegrass.
Reduced Top Growth
In a 2‐year study on top growth, Summer averaged 5.95 in. (15.1 cm) top growth compared to 7.16 in. (18.2 cm) for older generation varieties. According to trial data, this reduced top growth could result in a 20% reduction in mowing.
Summer is adapted in temperate and transition regions under high, medium and low input. It performs best at 1.5‐3 in. (4‐7.5 cm) height cuts, but has been tested down to 0.5 in. (1.25 cm).
Areas of Use
Summer is an excellent choice for use on home lawns, parks, athletic fields, golf course roughs or out of play areas and other community green spaces.
Full Sun and Partial Shade
Summer is adapted to full sun and even under partial shade, Summer will retain its density and ground cover where perennial ryegrasses and most Kentucky bluegrasses succumb and thin out.
Summer is the perfect choice alone or matched with other Jacklin grasses in mixtures and blends for permanent turf in temperate and transition zone climates. For mixtures it can be seeded at 80‐90% Summer/10‐20% Kentucky bluegrass to improve sod strength.