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I need some help

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by RedWolf, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. RedWolf

    RedWolf Banned
    Messages: 279

    Hey guys.I have a costumer that has a good bit of shade in her yard.She wants my to put sod down.I would like to know what kind for grass would grow well in the shade?
  2. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    try selling her astroturf
  3. Diablo

    Diablo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Well, this kind of depends on what type of grass the customer already has. In Florida you would probably be safe with either St. Augustinegrass, centipedegrass or bahiagrass. If this customer has a kentucky fescue type lawn, you could go with a fine fescue, but be aware that these :usflag: sometimes do not hold up to heat that well.:usflag:
  4. Need a Little Trim

    Need a Little Trim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    Depends on the tree St. Aug is great for it in the south but initially they will need a liquid firt around the root bed of the tree. The tree uses the most nutrients out of the soil so this is necessary to promote growth. IMO of course some may disagree.
  5. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    Centipede needs about 70% sun.
    St Augustine is your only chose.
    Georgia is too hot for Fescue muchless Fla.
  6. RedWolf

    RedWolf Banned
    Messages: 279

    Her yard is all bahiagrass. When they laid it the didnt lay any under the tree. I guess Ill go with that and see what happens.
  7. jas4906

    jas4906 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    St. Augustine "Palmetto" is what you should plant in shady areas. Not St. Augustine "Floratam".. Palmetto grows better in shady areas.
  8. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281


    Super Sod has there version Called "Mercedes".

    Does well also.
  9. palm boy

    palm boy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    go with St. Augustine DEL MAR. Palmetto will work but DEL MAR is an even prettier grass. It has also tested #1 St. Augustine variety for shade grown in field test. Not sure, but DEL MAR may be only available in plugs. I know that Home Depot carries it and the other day I saw it at Wally World here.
  10. Diablo

    Diablo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    St. Augustinegrass is generally considered a little better for your climate, but if she has bahiagrass throughout the rest of the yard, and it's standing up to the heat okay, you should go with bahiagrass under the tree as well. good luck.:usflag:

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