Shady Turf Grass Mix
A quick establishing, dense low growing turf that requires less mowing. This Shady Turf Grass Mix is very fine-textured, can be used in the open sun, and yet has good shade and drought tolerance. It tolerates poor soil conditions and low fertility. Not recommended for high-traffic areas or athletic fields.
Species in this mix:
Creeping Red Fescue
Varieties may change depending on availability. For the current varieties, please call.
Early spring green-up – Dark green & durable – Excellent stress & disease resistance
SEEDING RATE: 3-5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Rake into the top 1/4 inch of soil, water daily, or as needed to keep the soil surface moist until the seedlings reach 2 inches tall.
General Grass Seeding Tips:
Timing: Seed in the Spring or Fall when the soil temperature is 60 to 70 degrees
Preparation: Ensure adequate drainage of your site. Cultivate 4-6 inches with topsoil. The incorporation of a starter fertilizer will help provide proper nutrients for early growth. Keep seedbed firm, not fluffy.
Seeding: Using a drop spreader or a broadcast spreader, spread half the seed lengthwise over your site, then the other half crosswise over your site. A recommended seeding rate is listed on the seed tag.
Moisture: To help promote good seed germination, keep the newly seeded area moist at all times.
Maintenance: Mow to encourage grasses to spread. Do not mow to less than 3 inches in height. Overseed bare spots to minimize weed growth. Spring or Fall are excellent times for overseeding.
For more grass seed planting tips, check out this post.