Grass seed for a shady lawn

Asked September 19, 2017, 7:49 AM EDT

What are recommended steps and seed types for reviving a shady lawn in the fall?

Baltimore County Maryland seeding shade lawn

1 Response

Begin with a soil test. Results give pH, liming, and fertilizer recommendations. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/soils/soil-testing

Select a fine fescue grass seed such as a hard, chewings, or sheep fescue. See cultivar list http://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/non_HGIC_F...

See our publication for overseeding steps, fertilizing, and care and maintenance after seeding
http://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG102%20La...
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/umd-extension-lawn-fertilizer-schedule-home-lawns

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