growing grass - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by hoagiedot
March 2, 2011
this past summer we had hardly no grass at all part due to the dog digging and the tree causing all shade what can i due to fix this the children can not play out there it is all mud thank you dot

Answer from NGA
March 2, 2011


With any luck at all your dog will outgrow the digging phase or you can train him/her to stop digging. As for the shade, I'm afraid turfgrass isn't very happy in the shade but if you're willing to overseed/reseed every 2-3 years you can grow fescue type turfgrass. It's the most shade tolerant of all grasses. You can prepare the soil for seeding by rototilling it up, raking out the debris, leveling the area and then seeding with fescue grass seed. Keep the area moist and the seeds will sprout in 7-10 days. Best wishes with your lawn.

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