Lesco Shade Mix Grass Seed

  • Excellent disease resistance
  • Great for areas under a tree where other seeds will not grow.
  • Shade and drought tolerant
  • Dense upright growth habit and dark green color

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Shade Mix is formulated to provide a maximum level of tolerance to limited sunlight. The fine fescues are recognized to be the most shade tolerant of the cool season turf grasses. Lacrosse, Shadow 3, Foxfire and Gotham are premium fine fescue varieties, exhibiting improved disease resistance and darker green color.

Shade Mix is recommended for areas with 25-65% reduced sunlight (at least four hours a day is recommended), and Shade Mix will also provide good turf in areas of shade to sun transition. Shade Mix is not traffic tolerant.

  • 40% Lacrosse or Shadow 3 Chewings Fescue
  • 40% Foxfire Creeping Red Fescue
  • 10% Gotham Hard Fescue
  • 10% Gladstone or Shamrock Kentucky Bluegrass

Additional Information

Brand Lesco
Grass Type Mixed
Drought Tolerance Good
Traffic/Wear Tolerance Level Low
Grows in Zones 3, 4, 5, 6

How To Care for your new Lesco Shade Mix Grass Seed

Recommended Seeding Rates:

  • New Establishment 4-5 lbs/1000 sq ft
  • Renovation 20-50% existing cover –3-4 lbs/1000 sq ft 50-75% existing cover – 2-3 lbs/1000 sq ft

Recommended Maintenance Practices:

Shade Mix responds best to a moderate fertility program. Fall application of 75% of the annual fertilization is preferred. Avoid fertilizer applications during the summer. Preferred mowing height is 2-3”. Remove fallen leaves (from overhead trees) in the fall to avoid thinning of turf.

Turf Establishment Guidelines: Adequate seed bed preparation is important in new turf grass establishment as well as in over seeding. Check soil pH and apply a Starter Fertilizer prior to seeding. Seed at recommended rate.

Cool season grasses germinate best in the 60º to 85º F (16º to 30º C) soil temperature range. Frequent light irrigation and/or seed starter mulch is required for optimum germination. Germination should be visible within 21 days; complete turf establishment will take three to six months.

 

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Top quality
This is a top quality blend of grass seed. I couldn't find it at any of my local stores. I guess it's true that you can find anything online. Very convenient ordering process as well.
March 5, 2016
Finally
I am familiar with this seed having worked in the Golf Industry for years. I was pleased to find it at theplantingtree for such a economical price. I ordered 12 bags and the seed is already rooting. Thank you.
March 5, 2016
Lesco quality
A very fine blend of shade seed. It came up quick underneath 3 huge Bradford Pear trees.
Had a little KY bluegrass mixed in!
A starter Fertilizer helps
May 12, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
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best shade seed, must seed and re-seed 3 full weeks for sprouting
karen t on Jun 9, 2017
A landscaper who looked at my lawn and the spots where we have had difficulty growing grass and recommended Lesco products as being superior to other brands, so I decided to try it.
Judith J on Apr 27, 2017
best shade seed, must seed and re-seed 3 full weeks for sprouting
karen t on Jun 9, 2017
landscaper recomended for the state and i trust him
karen t on May 25, 2017
A landscaper who looked at my lawn and the spots where we have had difficulty growing grass and recommended Lesco products as being superior to other brands, so I decided to try it.
Judith J on Apr 27, 2017
This is my second purchase, I am doing another area. My lawn is beautiful. I've has several people in the neighborhood stop by an comment on it. They want to know the grass seed we used.
Betty M on Mar 25, 2017
Appeared to be good for shady and drier areas.
Monika A on Oct 5, 2016
It was recommended by my lawn care professional.
Thomas A on Sep 27, 2016
landscaper recomended for the state and i trust him
karen t on May 25, 2017
This is my second purchase, I am doing another area. My lawn is beautiful. I've has several people in the neighborhood stop by an comment on it. They want to know the grass seed we used.
Betty M on Mar 25, 2017
Does lesco I have a sun and shade seed?
Suzanne R on Sep 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Lesco does have a shade blend that is great for shady areas. There is not a perfect seed for both sun and shade areas yet.
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