Sporting Valley Tall Fescue sod consists of 90% turf type tall fescue and 10% hybrid Kentucky bluegrass. Turf type tall fescue features a narrower texture leaf blade than traditional Kentucky 31 tall fescue.

Improved drought tolerance and disease resistance of these newer varieties makes tall fescue the choice of many installers for lower maintenance, and slightly shaded areas. Turf type tall fescue has also become the choice for golf course roughs and non irrigated athletic fields. All of our tall fescue is grown and harvested without netting.


Cool-season grass – medium to dark green color, moderate density – more extensive root system than any other cool-season turfgrass. Texture ranges from course to medium for newer turf-types. A bunch-type grass.

Recommended Usage:

Very good transition zone grass – adapted to moderately cold winters and warm summers – good tough play lawn – recommended for a wide variety of uses, including residential and commercial landscapes, roadsides, parks, recreation areas, and sports fields.

Temperature Tolerance:

Good heat tolerance for a cool-season grass – grows in a wide range of temperatures in the transitional climatic zones between cool and warm climates – less cold hardy than most cool-season grasses.

Drought Resistance:

Good – one of the better cool-season turfgrasses, fairly deep root system helps avoid drought. Can go into summer dormancy, with brown leaves, when irrigation is withheld; upon return of moisture supply, will green up again. Some varieties have better tolerance to heat and drought.

Shade Adaptation:

Good in transition zone – prefers full sun – moderately tolerant to partial shade. Of the cool-season grasses, only fine leafed fescues rank higher in shade adaptation.

Wear Resistance:

Good – suitable for moderate recreation and foot traffic areas exhibiting good initial wear recovery, especially in spring and fall when growth is rapid.