sod for heavy shade
I need to sod part of my yard and i'm wondering what's a good sod for shade here in St. Louis, Mo.
I have some huge trees providing the shade and i'm going to thin them out but i can't afford to do it right now as it will cost a couple thousand to do so.
so my idea is to at least get the sod going there now, give it a chance to get established and then in the fall i can come in and hopefully thin the trees a bit.
I need to do the sodding regardless as the soil is slowly starting to wash away and the ground is bare.
I know sod will establish there as the neighbors said it was growing fine there years ago but it's been neglected for some years by the previous owners.
so what types of sod can i put down? does tall fescu work in shade? is it ok to sod in the spring?
thanks for your thoughts