We recommend a regional blend of tall fescue cultivars that are commonly available in local garden centers and hardware stores. National blends such as those in big box stores often do not do well in Kansas as they frequently contain cultivars that do not stand up to our stressful Kansas conditions. Pay special attention to the percent “Crop Seed” and “Weed Seed.” Anything over 0.01% of either of these would not be recommended.
Though K-31 may still be a good choice for large, open areas where weeds and a lighter green color can be tolerated, the new cultivars will give better performance for those who desire a high-quality turf. (Ward Upham)