Which Brand and Variety of Seed Do You Use
Last time I reseeded (6 years ago) I used Pennington coated TTTF/BGW mix. Coated, but the varieties varied with no specific pattern. This time I probed a bit further since lots of seeding guides recommend specific varieties.
I found this history of turf-type tall fescue:
And there are regional and national rankings of different varieties:
Many of these varieties are from specific manufacturers like Lebanon Turf in PA and Turf Merchants in Oregon. They sell seed and mixes, but generally you are constrained to what distributors that will sell to home owners carry.
This is Lebanon's list of products: Lebanon Turf Grass Seeds. Note that each mix has specific varieties.
Some of the TTTFs have been bread to have rhizones and some spreading capability. Turf Mechants labels them as SRP: Self-Repair Potential.
So, what varieties do people like most? Which mixes? Is any NJ distributor particlularly good? From talking to dealers it seems golf courses using this for the rough are primary uses.