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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Droffaws, Jul 16, 2004.
What grass type would/do you recommend for treed/shaded areas?
fine fescue should work
depends on how much shade. all grass need at least 2-3 hours of sunlight
fine fescue, preferable creeping red fescue, but turf needs 3-4 hours of filter sunlight to have a chance to grow
Check with your County Extension Agent. Down here in Arkansas the best is St. Augustine, then Centipede or Zoysia. I had an area that grew nothing. So I put in Zoysia sod (solid) a year ago and it's still doing good. I tried sprigging St. Augustine but it wouldn't take ahold.
fescue and perennial rye
I've had good luck with perennial rye, then cutting it slightly taller, exposing more of each blade, allowing alittle more surface on each blade to absorb sun...