Red Clay

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by muxx, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. muxx

    muxx LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Does anyone know, which grasses grow the best in red clay? I have a yard in Southern Ohio that has alot of red clay and I am in need of a good grass seed.
  2. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    coastal bermuda will grow anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!litteraly.
  3. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,933

    rebel tall fescue supreme aerate seed starter and lime magic potion for clay
    if you realy want results with clay put some dry play sand in your spreader and let it fly. it fill up the aeration holes and helps keep the clay from compacting too fast
  4. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    i just think fescue is an ugly grass and it wont crawl and spread like coastal, if you use bermuda it will cover in no time.
  5. muxx

    muxx LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Thanks for the input
  6. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    You might be on the fringe of the climate zone for Bermuda. In any event, it is too late in the season to establish Bermuda from seed in your area.

    Sometimes your choices are limited to when the project takes place, so I would think either Tall Fescue or Bluegrass would be in order. Mixing the two has become a common practice as well.
  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,721

    I don't believe you can use Bermuda in southern Ohio. I grew up there, and never saw a Bermuda lawn in the 26 years I lived in that area. Maybe thay have some new variety that will survive up there, but I don't think so. I would go with some type of Fescue or Bluegrass.

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