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The landscaper
05-09-2006, 07:54 AM
Whats the best seed to put down in the shade. I have a couple guys who have tried growing grass in their backyards and have had no luck. Its not a woods by any means but has 7-8 trees which keep it pretty shaded.

Premo Services
05-09-2006, 08:25 AM
The fine fescues work in some shade, example-creeping red fescue, but they need some sunlight.
Check out a shade mix at a nursery and see the names of them. You can just get one kind of seed or a mixture.

If you do this I would advise them that the trees would need to be trimmed to allow light to enter the area.

paolaken
05-09-2006, 08:10 PM
have the soil checked before seeding. may need more than seed if the trees are old and large.

The landscaper
05-10-2006, 12:37 AM
have the soil checked before seeding. may need more than seed if the trees are old and large.

What could be happening?

The landscaper
05-10-2006, 08:51 PM
any other seeds

Drew Gemma
05-10-2006, 10:33 PM
rye to a very limited extent
chewings fescues also creeping red as above
fine fescues
turf type fescue