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Turf Alive!® III Grass Seed with Rhizomes

Fills in bare spots and thin lawns



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Product Details

Self-repairing Turf Alive! III with Rhizomes offers the same fine texture, deep green color and disease and stress resistance as Turf Alive! brand grass seed with the additional advantages of rhizomes, rooted stems that plants send out horizontally. Order this resilient, highly dense variety because it:
  • quickly fills in to create a lush lawn. Rhizome-enhanced grass fills in well and is self-repairing.
  • maintains color year-round with less water and fertilizer than typical grasses.
  • recuperates from stress well and tolerates high traffic. Its strong, deep root system—roots extend up to 6 feet deep—makes it strong and resilient.

Turf Alive! III with Rhizomes grows well in full sun or shade. Seed new lawns and bare spots at a rate of 6 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.

  • Zones: 3 - 7
  • Spacing: Seeding rate: 6 lbs/1000 sq feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Preference: Well drained, enriched soil.
  • Germination: 7 - 10 days
  • Growth Rate: First mowing within 21 days. Slower growing for reduced mowing requirements. Quickly fills in to create a lush lawn.
  • Comments: Turf Alive! III Brand is a vigorous sprouter, establishes quickly, yet has a slower growing blade than the older turf-type tall fescues. Turf Alive! III Brand also displays a darker green color than our original Turf Alive! Grass Seed.Tests have shown Turf Alive! III Brand seed grows 1 to 2 1/2 inches less than the first turf-type tall fescues (like our original Turf Alive!), over just a two week period!TO OVERSEED: Sow at the rate of one or two lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. (more if existing grass is very thin). For best results, cover with a thin layer of top soil or aerate with a power aerator so that seed will be mixed with soil. Germination will be poor if seed is sown over existing lawn and is left exposed on the soil surface. If left exposed, apply at the rate of six lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.FERTILIZATION: Do not fertilize until after the first mowing. (Tender sprouts can be affected by rapid biological activity.) Cover seed lightly by hand raking. Mulching with a light covering of straw or hay will improve germination and sprouting survival by preventing drying of soil surface.

Customer Reviews

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Not sure it likes hot weather.
Nov 2, 2015  |  By Carol Williams
Seeded our shady lawn with this in the spring. It came up quickly and looked very promising. It only lasted about a month though and just died away. All of it. It's hot in Texas and I don't know if it didn't like the heat or if it was the shade.

Love this seed
Oct 29, 2015  |  By Jannette
I purchased Turf's Alive III Grass seed over 20 years ago and it is by far the best seed I have planted. It very seldom has dandelions or other weeds. I think I have only fertilized it once. It is awesome. I have been adding it to my other lawn areas. Winters very well.

Love this grass
May 3, 2015  |  By Jud
Bought and seeded grasss in late summer. Seed germinated quickly to a lush green color. Survived winter and came back even more vigorous. Buying more to close off bare spots. Not 100% sure about rhizomes waiting out the season to see if grass self repairs. Otherwise highly recommend

Turfs Alive III with Rhizomes
Apr 23, 2015  |  By Teri Nguyen
I used this product to over seed my lawn and it has done a beautiful job of proliferating and made it through a Nebraska winter!

Not for Cold Climates
Mar 7, 2015  |  By Bankole
This grass thrived is the spring and summer and was beautiful. However, it turned brown and started dying in the fall. Now, midway through winter, it is clear that I have to reseed my lawn in the spring. I loved the grass when the weather was warm but it is not suited for cold zones. Tough to give a fair rating because I am not sure if I bought the wrong grass for my zone. It would be very helpful for Gardens Alive! to state the ideal zones for the different grass seeds.

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    • Turf Alive!® III Grass Seed with Rhizomes - 6-lb bag
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