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BermudaRectangle
03-31-2003, 02:58 PM
I have some bare spots in my backyard due to the every enlarging Bradford pear trees creating a widening area of shade. Apparently Bermuda grass doesn't like shade.

I've started planting fescue in some areas last year with moderate success. Trouble is, the problem areas are located along a drainage swale, so the seed I plant gets washed out...even with a light rainfall.

How do I keep this stuff anchored long enough to take root? Or do I need to look for fescue sod?

Mr.Stripey Lawn Care
04-07-2003, 01:42 PM
Well, I have learned quickly that you can't just throw the shi* down, wether it be birds or elements, it doesn't take to well.

either get a planter, or throw it down and cover it up.

scotts lawncare makes a sun and shade patch master as well. It is a blend of green newspaper, and seed that stas in one spot pretty well

Green Pastures
04-08-2003, 11:31 PM
Erosion control netting.