Very BEST shady seed mix recommendations needed

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by integrityman, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am looking for some input for an absolute top notch shady seed blend for Dense shade area.

    I am in North West Ohio so will need to be cool season

    Not opposed to Improved Tall Turf Fescue.

  2. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,713

    bump...... C'mon guys......
  3. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    elitetry triple crown elite it will do well, its bonsai , rembrandt a, millienium 2d edition
  4. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
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    in dense shade, try JDL's Fine Fescue Links Blend. Good stuff!
  5. atouchofnature

    atouchofnature LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    Hard Fescue, Chewings Fescue, Creeping Red Fescue & Perrenial Rye - 23% each
    Poa Trivialis - 8%

    I hydroseeded a dense forest area in Lexington, KY with this mixture a few years ago at 8 lbs/1000 sq. ft. and it is still thick and healthy today with no extra fertilization or irrigation.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    You want the truth?

    There doesn't exist a grass seed that will do "well" in the shade,
    everything else is just different varieties of plain old fescue.
  7. Lot of truth if more than light shade

    best choice is fine fescue blend, maybe 10% bluegrass
    Be prepared to overseed every year or two
    Watch the n level

    TTTF, doesn't take much shade

    Be careful not to deplete carbohydrate reserves

    Adequete sun light when temps below 85 degress necesaary
  8. Enlighten us!
    What is in the mix? perecent

    Sugest retail happy homeowner

    Your spending too much time here!!!!!!
    Where is my qoute for 11-52-0, 0-0-50 and now pcscu, greens grade?

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