Grass for Sandy, Shady Conditions - Knowledgebase Question

Nacogdoches, TX (Zone 8A)
Question by vickmkay
February 24, 2007
What is the best grass to grow in shady, sandy soil in East Texas?


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Answer from NGA
February 24, 2007

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Most grasses do not tolerate shady conditions (but sandy soils make for deep root penetration when grass is deeply watered). Choose red fescue or creeping bentgrass for the shady areas of your lawn, or try Palmer's Pride Shady Lawn Blend. This is a grass seed mixture containing 70% Tall Fescues / 30% Fine Fescue (C.Red) + Kentucky Bluegrass.

Best wishes with your lawn!

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