Seeding, please help!

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Mike75, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Mike75

    Mike75 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 39

    I am in Oklahoma, which has extreme temperatures throughout the year. The summer will be 95 degrees on average and very humid. I have a bermuda lawn that is very thin and has very shady spots around the trees, house and flowerbeds(bermuda will not grow in the shade). I want to seed the lawn, or at least the shady areas in order to have lush grass throughout the entire lawn. What is my best option? I have looked at many fescues, ryegrasses, and blends, please help!
  2. Mike75

    Mike75 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 39

    Seriously, none of you know? I need some help guys.
  3. TurfCo  LLC

    TurfCo LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    The best cool season grass for your area would be a tall fescue blend. It has a better tolerance for the hot temps, and can make it in the shade. If the areas are too shady, you might try a creeping red fescue, but I'm not sure how well they tolerate the heat. Check out to research turf cultivars.
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    How about Zoysia? Does decent in the shade and can handle the heat and humidity, doesnt grow very fast and is not a water hog like fescue.
  5. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    Mike, I would suggest that you check with your local University Turfgrass Extension Agents and see what they suggest. Just off the cuff with the weather you have I would try a Turf Type Fescue as they do well in hot dry season. Extension agent can get you the good info for your area.

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