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Seasonal Tip

October, 2014
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Why is dormant seeding important to you?


Shade Mix

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*If overseeding, use 1/2 amount
Shade The Shade Mix is designed for areas that receive limited sun each day. It contains tall fescue varieties blended with fine fescue for shade tolerance. This allows the flexibility to grow a beautiful lawn in shady conditions
  • Produces a darker, greener and denser lawn than Kentucky-31 and other tall fescues
  • Withstands heavy traffic, insects, heat and drought for lower maintenance
  • Grows well in shaded areas that receive less than four hours of sun daily


Daily Light Required Partial Shade
(4 hours of daily sun)
Sun Tolerance Excellent
Shade Tolerance Moderate
Color Dark Green
Texture Moderately Fine
Drought Tolerance Excellent
Disease Tolerance Excellent
Traffic Tolerance Excellent

Planting Zone

Planting Zone

Planting & Maintenance

Best Time to Plant Early Spring/ Fall
Seeding Rate -
New Lawn 8 lbs./1,000 sq. ft.
Overseeding 4 lbs./1,000 sq. ft.
Planting Depth ¼”
Germination Time 7-21 days
Recommended Height For Mowing 3-4”

Spreader Settings

Spreader Over Seed New Lawn
Republic EZ Drop Spreader 10 ½ 12 ½
Republic EZ Broadcast 6 ½ 9 ½
Scotts® AccuGreen Drop® 9 ½ 15
Scotts® EasyGreen™ 30 30
Scotts® SpeedyGreen® Broadcast 11 ½ 13 ½
AccuGreen, EasyGreen, and Scotts are trademarks of OMS Investments, Inc. SpeedyGreen is a registered trademark of Everris International B.V.

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