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Too late for sod or overseeding in maryland?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by recycledsole, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    The major trick to forestlawns(shade) is to NOT fert or irr. too much... if you try to do high maintenance as suggestted by the Pros, then you'll end up with the same attitude about shade as the Pros, "It can't be done"...

    how many times have you heard that it is impossible to grow turf in the shade???

    anyways the answer to the question about fert is a likely, No... most soils have adequate fertility for shade lawns, at least for now... I'd check it after a couple of mowings in the Spring then leave it alone until the Fall... If you think about getting a 'brite green' the first year you'll likely kill it, depending on the intensity of the shade...
    Vinca minor, groundcover is about the pleasantest 'brite green' there is and will do excellently in the shade... I prefer it to vinca major... :)

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