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Dying Bermuda - Want to Replace with Fescue

Posted by efrain.ramirez 7 (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 23, 14 at 14:02

We had our backyard graded 4 years ago and my wife insisted on bermuda grass because it was what we had in the front lawn. Unfortunately, the backyard is very shaded and over the last four years, almost all of the bermuda has disappeared except the areas that does get some sunlight, THere it is barely covering the ground. I do not see any of the bermuda coming back next spring.

Before the topsoil is completely washed away, I would like to plant fescue grass, What is the recommended method of seeding? Any soil prep, etc?

Thank you.

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RE: Dying Bermuda - Want to Replace with Fescue

Before you do anything, where do you live? Zone 7 is very deceptive. For most of it, fescue is inappropriate and St Augustine should be used instead. But there are some locations in California where fescue would be perfect in zone 7. If you live in Calif, then specify where, because some parts of zone 7 in SoCal are not good for fescue.

RE: Dying Bermuda - Want to Replace with Fescue

I live in Georgia, northwest of Atlanta.

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