What kind of grass grows well under trees?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walker-talker, Apr 20, 2003.

  1. walker-talker

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

    This lawn is all fescue, thin bladed. Under the larger trees the fescue does not grow well. I know that it's because the tree robs the moisture, but what kind of grass would grow under them and blend well with the pre-existing fescue?

    Any advice?
    MATT
     
  2. walker-talker

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

    I was thinking of suggesting a overseeding of tall fescue and annual rye mix.

    What do ya think?
    MATT
     
  3. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    Lesco make a blend called "shade mix".I is great.
     
  4. walker-talker

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

    dont think it's so much a shade problem, but more of moisture problem. He has irrigation, but not sure what his watering cycle is.

    MATT
     
  5. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    Tell him to water that zone more. It has to be a shade problem also. If so try a creeping red fescue. :cool:
     
  6. Shade;

    Tall fecues

    Chewing red fescue

    Poa trisomething

    Perenial rye shallow roots, poor shade grass, and cannot handle summer heat.

    Best shade mix is Georges Shade mix.
     
  7. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
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    Mulch
     
  8. dklawncare

    dklawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Creeping Red Fescue is very shade tolerant and looks good as well, or i am sure any landscaping place has a premium shade tolerant mix...
     

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