Shady Turf Grass Mix
Chewing Fescue 20%
Hard Fescue 20%
Creeping Red Fescue 20%
Sheep Fescue 15%
Perennial Ryegrass 15%
Kentucky Bluegrass 10%
Early spring green-up – Dark green & durable – Excellent stress & disease resistance
A quick establishing, dense low growing turf that requires less mowing. This mix is very fine-textured, can be used in 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.
SEEDING RATE: Seed 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. 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.