Centipede Lawn – New Seeding

Q: Our centipede lawn gets four hours of morning sun. As a result, the grass has started to thin a good bit, with a little help from three kids and two dogs. Recently I seeded with fescue. Any better choices?

A: Fescue is a better choice than centipede for shaded areas but even fescue will be marginal with only four hours of sun. Consider hiring an arborist to remove lower tree limbs. If the fescue grass does not thrive, spread mulch near the tree trunk and resign yourself to spotty turf until the kids leave home.

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