Anyone Used Stover Bonsai Dwarf Fescue Seed?
Last October we seeded our entire backyard (roughly 4,000 square feet) with a tall fescue blend and had excellent results. The yard was thick, lush and green! In March, we used the same seed and seeded our front yard and the results were the same.
That same month, we had a bunch of dying trees removed in the backyard for safety reasons and within a couple of weeks our grass started dying off at an alarming rate. No matter how much we watered and took care of the grass, the die-off spread and the only remaining grass is where the yard is shaded the majority of the time. What puzzles me is that the front yard gets plenty of sunshine and the grass is thriving, yet the back looks, well, trashy. We can only imagine that the grass went into shock when it went from being shaded 90% of the time to 10% of the time.
We finally gave up on trying to save it and decided to overseed with Stover Bonsai Dwarf Fescue seed. According to the bag this blend is supposed to be both heat and drought tolerant so we figured it would be our best bet if we wanted grass in the backyard without planting a warm season grass. (We find them too invasive) Yes, I know that we picked the worst time to reseed, but we figured it was worth a try because the yard looks so bad! I'm home all day, so I can easily come out and water it multiple times a day to keep it moist.
Has anyone used this seed? Could you share your experience or advice?