Old 04-21-2004, 09:51 PM
VMAX VMAX is offline
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growing grass in dense shade

i am doing a lawn install were i have to bring in new top soil and plant grass seed.
the lawn has very low sunlight and the owner says he wants a plush lawn.
the owner says to do what it takes and he will pay what it takes to make it happen.
so my question is what do you guys suggest for low sunlight?
the lawn is located in southern michigan,so you guys know what kind of grass i will be dealing with.
thanks in advance,jeff
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Old 04-22-2004, 12:04 AM
joshua joshua is offline
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fesque- i've had great results with the shade mix that lesco has. the tricky part about it is keeping the grass durning the summer. my brothers back yard is the same way and if he doesn't water nighty it will thin out. simply because the tree roots are bigger and suck up more water, leaving less for the grass.
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Old 04-25-2004, 09:20 PM
timturf timturf is offline
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creeping red fescue, and a touch of bluegrass, 5% but it needs sunlight, as does all grass

good luck
Timothy J Murphy Specializing in Quality Turf
Bs in Plant and Soil Science
Almost 40 yrs exp., 20 as GC superintendent
Primarly work with cool season turf
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Old 04-25-2004, 09:27 PM
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The Good Earth The Good Earth is offline
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Lesco Team Mates Plus. Best shade mix I have used. Really drought tolerant as well.
Jay Raley
Good Earth Grounds Management Company, Inc.

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