Which Fescue for light to heavy shade?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by rover, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. rover

    rover LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
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  2. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    Are you sure you want to plant fescue if you live in Alabama? I'm no expert on southern tier lawngrasses, but my impression is that the fescues do much better in the transition zone than in the deep heat of the Sunbelt.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Turf Type Tall Fescue. Go with the Teammates Plus. That's if it's light shade. Use Teammates (not Plus) if it is mostly shade.
  4. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    I use the rebels supreme blend. very nice grass.
  5. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    I use Lesco's transition blend a lot and it holds up great in full sun but not to well in full shade. It will germinate and grow for a short period in full shade but it will eventually die out. It will survive in shade if it gets some sun light though.

    Have you tried Creeping Red Fescue. I have had some luck in Shade, but I don't care for the fine texture.
  6. Chuck Sigmon

    Chuck Sigmon LawnSite Member
    from N. C.
    Posts: 12

    I have had good results with creeping red fescue in heavy shade. Google it and see if that will do you. I don't see any need to use a mix in heavy shade if half the grass will either look bad or die.

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