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New sod and shade

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by kolar, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. kolar

    kolar LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    I got new sod last year and there are some areas in shade that are getting thin. I was wondering if I could put some more seed down in these areas.
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Grass and shade just don't get along too well,you can try adding some shade tolerant seed but the results will not be overwhelming.Shaded grass typically grows thin.
  3. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    You should mow the shaded turf a bit higher than the remainder of the lawn. This will help somewhat.

    However if your turf happens to be bluegrass, it will not tolerate shade very well. There are some cultivars of fescue (creeping type) that could possibly be seeded in your shady areas.
  4. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    I have a customer that has resodded a shaded area 4 times and keeps having problems she has one of the more expensive spray companys and never had any luck in the shaded area even though other shaded areas have grass. I checked her ph and it was 5.2 and since bumping it up to 7.0 its filling in
  5. kolar

    kolar LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Thanks for all the help with my problem...


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