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Keeping fescue seed down long enough to take root.

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by BermudaRectangle, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. BermudaRectangle

    BermudaRectangle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    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?
  2. Mr.Stripey Lawn Care

    Mr.Stripey Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 64

    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
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    Erosion control netting.

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