What type of grass seed to use - Knowledgebase Question

Pineville, No
Question by norbymichell
April 9, 2010
Our lawn has quite a few bare spots that I want to fill in this spring, then do a full aerating/seeding in fall. Bare areas are as follows: 1)Full Sun, 2)Sun & Shade 3)pretty much full shade. We like tall fescue. What brand and type of seed would you recommend and how much??? Thanks *Also, I want to plant an azalea in front of our woods. Do they need to be planted in pairs? THANKS!


Image
Answer from NGA
April 9, 2010

0

North Carolina State University recommends Tall fescue because it is the most heat and drought tolerant of any of the cool-season grasses. It performs well in North Carolina and can be planted as a monostand or combined with Kentucky bluegrass and/or fine fescue. The good news is that tall fescue is the most shade tolerant and since you have a variety of sun/shade situations, I'd use a grass seed mixture containg tall fescue and Kentucky blue. There are lots of brands to choose from. Rake the areas to remove dead grass and roots, sprinkle a little compost and work it in, then smooth out the area and broadcast your seeds.

Azaleas can be planted alone but I think shrubs have much more impact in the landscape if they are planted in odd numbered groups such as 3 or 5. Just my personal observation. You can certainly plant a single azalea in your yard.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Mixed Coleus"