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Emerald III Turf-type Tall Fescue Grass Seed Mix

Emerald III Turf-type Tall Fescue grass seed is the ideal grass type for almost all of Colorado's conditions. Boulder and Fort Collins area lawns thrive when planted with Emerald III grass seeds. Turf-type tall fescue does extremely well in areas of full sun and full shade and Emerald III will tolerate the high pH soils of Boulder and Fort Collins. Emerald III grass also has very strong rhizomes and will bounce back from heavy foot traffic or heavy use. After a lawn seeding company applies the grass seed, and it establishes the turf will perform well in both hot-dry conditions or cool-moist conditions.

Emerald III Turf-type Tall Fescue is Comprised of:

33 1/3% Jaguar II
33 1/3% Mustang
33 1/3% Rebel II

Emerald III is a grass type that is well-suited to sustain the weather conditions found in and around the Boulder and Fort Collins areas of Colorado. Organo-Lawn believes that this grass seed blend is the best grass seed type for Colorado's wild weather and hot and dry summer. Emerald III fescue seed can also tolerate heavy shade areas like underneath deciduous trees. Emerald III turf type tall fescue has very strong grass roots and is also performs well in areas of high foot traffic. It’s also highly recommended for anyone starting a new lawn, because it will require 33% less watering than bluegrass lawns.

Emerald III turf type tall fescue is the best grass type for Colorado lawns and is preferred by lawn seeding companies.

Emerald III is applied at twice the rate of the Supreme or Eco Mix grass types. A full seeding is 12 lbs./1000 sq. ft.

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Emerald III Turf-Type Tall Fescue Grass Seed Facts:

  • Tall fescue grass seeds take 16 days to germinate from seed.
  • Tall fescue is a thicker bladed grass, however, because it is a "Turf-Type tall fescue" it is soft on the feet and does not have the ugly clumpy look that some unimproved tall fescue grasses produce.
  • Tall fescue is a very shade tolerant grass and can grow in full sun or up to 80% shade. Compare that to bluegrass which can only tolerate 30% shade.
  • Tall fescue’s roots can grow up to 3 feet deep in ideal conditions and usually about 12” deep in the Colorado soils in and around Boulder or Fort Collins areas.
  • Tall fescue has very strong rhizomes (grass roots) and therefore it is an excellent selection for high traffic areas because it can repair damaged areas very quickly. This quality makes this grass type ideal for people with dogs or young children.
  • Tall fescue can grow very fast and may require more frequent mowing (once per week) than fine fescue grasses.
  • Tall fescue is a clump grass, this means they grow in lots of small clumps. If conditions are good all these clumps appear as a nice full thick area, if conditions are bad (drought) the fescue will reduce to smaller clumps and this will make the area look patchy which is a good indication of drought stress.
  • Tall fescue is not drought proof and will die if not watered (i.e. zero water for 1-3 months), but are very drought tolerant and use about 1/3 less water than bluegrass.
  • Tall fescue is tolerant to many lawn diseases like Necrotic Ring Spot and Ascochyta/Dollar Spot.


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This Boulder area lawn was seeded using Emerald III Turf Type Tall Fescue

This is a close up of what Emerald III Turf Type Tall Fescue can look like with proper lawn mowing, lawn watering, and organic lawn fertilization.

A beautiful Turf Type Tall Fescue Lawn in Boulder.


FAQ -Emerald III Grass Seed Mix

What is turf type tall fescue?

  • Turf type tall fescue is a type of tall fescue that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and soft on the feet compared to unimproved coarse tall fescue. Turf type tall fescues do not have the ugly clumpy look that some unimproved tall fescue grasses produce. Turf type tall fescue is a very shade tolerant grass and can grow in full sun or up to 80% shade. Turf type tall fescues can tolerate heavy foot traffic because they have very aggressive rhizomes and the deep digging roots. Tall fescues require 33% less water to stay healthy and green compared to bluegrass.