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What are some kinds of turf that grow well in shade?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Thump, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Guys,

    First off, thanks for the above recommendations. We have 2 trees in the front yard that are going to be cut down by the county b/c of a road-widening project. We tried sowing some seed last summer to no avail.

    There is actually moss growing in the front yard now.
     
  2. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds! Staff Member

    Moss, bingo. Compaction for sure, moss is shallow rooted and likes shady conditions. Surface tree roots are probably a contributing factor too. When the soil is very compacted, the roots tend to come up to the surface for moisture and airflow. Remove trees, break up soil to identify and remove remaining roots, get a soil test and amend as indicated, lightly till the surface and go with a good seed blend for your area, probably ryegrass/bluegrass blend. Lightly drag or rake the seed into the top 1/4 inch of soil, water lightly but frequently untill germination.
     
  3. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    There's a message board at Scotts.com where you can get any question imaginable answered.
     
  4. Buck Nasty

    Buck Nasty You'll have nothing and like it

    can we move this thread over there then. :)
     
  5. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    Sorry; can't. I've been banned from there. Long story.
     

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