SHADOWMASTER™ consists of low-growing fine fescues well adapted to the harsh conditions of golf course roughs and bunker faces. Left unmown, this formula provides maintenance savings, erosion control, and adaptation under varying soil conditions. It offers an aesthetically pleasing long-grassed links appearance. This mixture adapts to a wide range of management. It is tolerant of shade, low fertility, and reduced irrigation in parks, home lawns, golf course roughs, roadsides, and utility turf.
Establishment and Maintenance
For best results, seeding rates are 4-8 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. Cutting heights should be maintained from 1.5 inches to unmown. The 8 lbs. seeding rate will reduce early summer seedhead development where left unmown. For optimum performance and stress tolerance, fertilize no more than 2 lbs. of nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft.per growing season with not more than 1 lbs. of nitrogen or potash per application.
Recommended Seeding Rates:
New Seeding: Rotary or drop seeder 150-250 lbs. /acre
Overseeding: Slicer/seeder 150-200 lbs. /acre
- Quality turf even on unfavorable site
- Tolerant of reduced nitrogen and restricted moisture
- Very good adaptation to heavy shade and full sunlight
- Adaptable to a wide range of soil pH
- Drought Tolerance (annual water usage of 12-14 inches)
SHADOWMASTER™ is a mixture of fine fescues:
- 25% Hard Fescue
- 25% Sheep Fescue
- 25% Creeping Red Fescue
- 25% Chewings Fescue