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SHADY LAWN Grass Seed Mixture (Cool Season Zones 1-3)
SHADY LAWN Grass Seed Mixture (Cool Season Zones 1-3)
SHADY LAWN Grass Seed Mixture (Cool Season Zones 1-3)
SHADY LAWN Grass Seed Mixture (Cool Season Zones 1-3)
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SHADY LAWN Grass Seed Mixture

Cool Season Zones 1-3
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As much as 25% of lawn grasses are grown in the shade.  Growing grass in shade is best achieved by selecting grasses that exhibit shade tolerance and by using different cultural practices related to water, fertilizer, mowing height and removal of leaves and tree limbs.  This seed mixture of cool season grasses is formulated to be shade tolerant and establish quickly with improved turf density.

Fine Fescue defines a group of grasses that originated in Europe with similar characteristics.  The three most prominent fine fescues species are Creeping Red Fescue, Chewings Fescue and Hard Fescue.  They all exhibit very thin blades with exceptional shade tolerance.  Fine fescue grasses are popular in lawn seed mixtures with Kentucky Bluegrass and/or Perennial Ryegrass .  This seed mixture consists primarily of fine fescue grasses.  All 5 turfgrass varieties in this mixture have been tested in turfgrass trials with excellent results.

 CLICK HERE to download Shady Lawn Grass Seed Mixture technical data sheet as seen below.

Grass Type
Cool Season
Turfgrass Climate Zones (see picture)
1-2 and cooler parts of Zone 3
Exposure
Shade
Establishment
Fast
Leaf Texture
Very Fine
Drought Tolerance
Good
Seeding Rate per 1,000 sq ft.
6-8

 
SHADY LAWN Grass Seed Mixture

  • Best shade tolerance of cool season grasses
  • Improved drought tolerance
  • Fine texture
  • Improved disease resistance
  • Fast establishment

Uses:
Home Lawns, Parks, Commercial Sites, Golf Courses, Medians, Cemeteries

Seeding Rates:

New turf: 7-8 pounds per 1,000 square feet.
Overseeding existing turf:  5 to 6 pounds per 1,000 square feet.
Best times for seeding are early spring and early fall.

Establishment:
Emergence:  5-21 days under optimum temperature range between 68-86 degrees, longer under cooler temperatures.
First mowing approximately 21 days after emergence (may be longer under cooler temperatures).
First limited use approximately 28 days after emergence.

For instructions on seeding and care:  Establishment and Care of Turfgrasses

Specifications:

SHADY LAWN SEED MIXTURE
                25% Celestial Strong Creeping Red Fescue
                20% Heathland Chewings Fescue
                20% Nanook Hard Fescue
                20% Manhattan 7 GLR Perennial Ryegrass
                15% SR2284 Kentucky Bluegrass

98% Minimum purity
85% Minimum germination
450,000 seeds per pound
Origin:  Oregon/Washington

Celestial Strong Creping Red Fescue:  Outstanding variety with excellent density, color and brown patch disease resistance.  Was rated the highest in NTEP trial for overall turf quality.

Heathland Chewings Fescue:  Compact, dense, disease resistant.  Blends well with Kentucky Bluegrass.  Top performer in NTEP trials for turf quality.

Nanook Hard Fescue: Dark green, very dense with excellent wear tolerance.  High NTEP ratings in several turf categories and an A-List rating for low-input, sustainable turfgrass.

Manhattan 7 GLR Perennial Ryegrass: Best in class drought tolerance with rapid germination.  Disease resistant.  TWCA approved variety.

SR 2284 Kentucky Bluegrass: Shade tolerant Kentucky Bluegrass.  A-List approved variety as a low-input, sustainable turfgrass.

Note:  Depending upon availability, alternate varieties of equal quality and standards may be substituted.

Turfgrass Testing Programs Listed
NTEP: National Turfgrass Evaluation Program  www.ntep.org
TWCA: Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance  www.tgwca.org
A-LIST: Alliance for Sustainable Turf  www.a-listturf.org

 

 

 

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