What grass seed is the best to use in Tn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Blaster822, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. Blaster822

    Blaster822 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    What grass seed is the best to use in Tn
  2. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    crabgrass seed. That will grow before any other seed will grow.
  3. iluvbermuda

    iluvbermuda LawnSite Member
    from S/E TN
    Messages: 108

    If its sunny area, I would sod with Bermuda. Maybe a Tifway 419 or Tifsport.
  4. advantagelawn

    advantagelawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    i used to work in belle meade, all of our yards were Tall Fescue. dont run from fescue, its not just a contractors seed, there are many different varieties out now, one of the best is Falcon 2. TN is in the transition zone and fescue will survive in smyrna, any further south and you have to go with bermuda. ever go to memphis?, thats all they have is bermuda, too hot for anything else. go with fescue.
  5. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    I like to use tall fescue in the sun and creeping red fescue in the shade.

    I do not like Bermuda it is to hard to keep out of landscape areas, with all the runners.

    Like others have said Bermuda will grow very well where it is hot and dry though, but where you live I would go with the fescue.

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