Turf-Type Fescue Grass Seed

out of 5
(5 customer reviews)
  1. Lawn

McKay’s Tall Fescue blend is a non-running, cool season grass. It is suited to areas with mild to warm summers and colder winters, like the weather in Victoria and Tasmania. Fescue is very frost and drought tolerant, and can be used for both residential and pasture applications.

FROM $ 26.40

Delivery Info


Seed & package details: 90% Tall Fescue, 10% Slow Release Fertiliser, 85% Min Germination, 98% purity. A seed testing Certificate is available upon request.

Ideal Usage: Residential Lawns, Commercial Landscapes, Parks, Playgrounds & Pastures

Seeding rates:

  • New Lawns: 30 grams per square meter. (3 kg/100m2)
  • Overseeding: 15 grams per square meter (3kg/200m2)

Where can I sow this grass in Australia? 

Areas: 4, 6, 7, 8, 9



Germination expectations: You will see germination in 2-3 weeks.

Shade Tolerance: Excellent

Daily Sunlight Required: 4+ hours

Drought Tolerance:  Good

Frost Resistance: Excellent

Traffic Tolerance: Excellent


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  • Warm
  • Cool

Warm season grasses thrive during the warmer months in Spring and Summer and may go dormant in cooler climates through winter.

Cool season grasses thrive during the cooler months in Winter

Seed information

Shade tolerance (Weather)

  • Full Sun
  • Part Shade
  • Heavy Shade
  • Full Shade

Drought tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Traffic tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Frost tolerance

  • Poor
  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Average days to germination

  • 2-3 Weeks
  • 2-4 Weeks
  • 3-4 Weeks

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Standard Delivery

Australia Wide

$9 - Orders are dispatched within 24 hours via regular Australia post(3-5 Business days)

Express Post Transport Within Australia

Have your order sent via AusPost EXPRESS POST for a flat rate of $15

WA Customers

Due to quaranteen restrictions, a $75 fee may apply on any seed products shipped to WA that would need to be cleared by customs. For any WA orders, contact us directly to enquire and place an oder

Pick-up Not Available

Unfortunately, we do not offer local pick-up

  • McKays Review
    3 out of 5

    BARE PATCHES I love the grass. With initial planting we had a storm which washed the seed into clumps which left bare patches. I bought more seed , carefully sowed it in these areas, kept it moist in the heat, but still it left bare areas, so have used more seed to hopefully give a good cover, however have had to order more seed as didn't have enough. Will have used 5 kg for 40 sq. m.


  • McKays Review
    4 out of 5

    GOOD RESULTS IN LESS THAN IDEAL CONDITIONS December 22 is probably not the best time to sow grass seed in Coastal Victoria but we did not have much choice having just moved into a new home. We chose a blend of rye and fescue seed which we watered religiosly for a week or so before we saw the first tinges of green and then kept going. There were some nervous times during what was a very hot and dry January but I have to say that the survival rate has been pretty impressive and we are now starting to see some thickness and height coming on. Very happy thank you McKays!


  • McKays Review
    5 out of 5

    GREAT SERVICE Great, service and delivery times. Highly recommend McKays!


  • McKays Review
    4 out of 5

    GRASS SEEDS FOR SHADY AREA I was very impressed with the way my order was handled and the speed with which it arrived. However, as the grass has not germinated yet I cannot comment on the quality of the product. I suspect it will be excellent, in keeping with the customer service I received.


  • McKays Review
    5 out of 5

    WORKS GREAT IN SHADY LOCATIONS I bought tall fescue seed blend to cover shady areas where any kind of buffalo won't grow. This blend was very fast to sprout and is covering the shady areas very well.