Grass in Shaded Areas

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Droffaws, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. Droffaws

    Droffaws LawnSite Member
    from KCMO
    Posts: 63

    What grass type would/do you recommend for treed/shaded areas?

  2. spcfoor

    spcfoor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    fine fescue should work
  3. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    depends on how much shade. all grass need at least 2-3 hours of sunlight
  4. fine fescue, preferable creeping red fescue, but turf needs 3-4 hours of filter sunlight to have a chance to grow
  5. Sooners

    Sooners LawnSite Member
    Posts: 190

    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.
  6. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    fescue and perennial rye
  7. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,449

    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...

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