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type of seed

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by sheshovel, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Got a call lady wants a low maintenance lawn that stays green winter and summer seeded on bank very hot summers,freezing but not much snow where she is.What kind of seed should I get?Evergreen lawn?And low maint?
    Sounds like the impossible dream to me.Were talking CA zone 7
  2. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    astro turf. stays green. works well on slopes and low maint lol... good luck with that. I would ALMOST recommend centipied. Cared for properly it can be a very nice looking lawn only needing mowing once every 2 to 3 weeks in some cases if you keep the N apps low

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  3. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    You can try using western wheatgrass. different varities range from midly rhizomatus to agressive spreading. Cool season grass that is usually used as a pasture grass but is very drought tolerant, grows well in poor soil at elevations of 2000 to 9000 sqft and is a common grass from Texas to Canada. Most heat resistant and drought tolerant of all the cool season grasses. Seed cost are around $10 per lb but seed rates are extremly low. Best planted in eairly spring and late fall. Blueish green color. Due to its rhizomatus root system it has good erosion control properties.
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Thankyou for your recomondations men/
  5. Lawn Sharks

    Lawn Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 394

    Centipede will go dormant and brown in Zone 7.

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