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    Thx, didn't know that one.... Lilac's love lime,,, and mine are in need of that this season. Putting that on my stimulus shop list..
    That's on my soon list. Probably next week. Then hit with a good strong fertilizer to make the grass happy.

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    Fescues are more shade tolerant and if you have erosion concerns put down some annual rye for quick germination/ground cover, the idea being that the annual will hold the ground while the fescue takes root. The annual rye will croak out in the heat but should leave behind a stand of fescue.

    Moss indicates that you may have to thin out some trees, perhaps a bit too shady.

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    Fescues are more shade tolerant and if you have erosion concerns put down some annual rye for quick germination/ground cover, the idea being that the annual will hold the ground while the fescue takes root. The annual rye will croak out in the heat but should leave behind a stand of fescue.

    Moss indicates that you may have to thin out some trees, perhaps a bit too shady.
    I have a shady mix. It's the ph. Needs lime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    I have a shady mix. It's the ph. Needs lime.
    Make sure to add some nitrogen (light) when you seed, it will help the grass overwhelm the moss. There are many reasons for moss, a biggie is soil depletion, not enough nutrients to support turf.

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    Make sure to add some nitrogen (light) when you seed, it will help the grass overwhelm the moss. There are many reasons for moss, a biggie is soil depletion, not enough nutrients to support turf.
    Thanx for the tips. I'm going with a 18-24-6 like last year to wake things up. Had great results. This soil has been untouched for decades. The husband died in '86 and he wasnt the grass growing type from what I see. Interesting home, uninteresting grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    Thanx for the tips. I'm going with a 18-24-6 like last year to wake things up. Had great results. This soil has been untouched for decades. The husband died in '86 and he wasnt the grass growing type from what I see. Interesting home, uninteresting grass.
    Just go a bit light with fertilizer on new seed, you don't want the shoots to burn. If you have a local agricultural extension, you might want to reach out and inquire about a soil test, get scientific.

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    Alrighty, time to give attention to the yard. First up, soil pH analysis. The initial test sample is showing 5.5-6.0 acid. Will gather a sample near one of the surviving moss portions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    Alrighty, time to give attention to the yard. First up, soil pH analysis. The initial test sample is showing 5.5-6.0 acid. Will gather a sample near one of the surviving moss portions.
    You are good to go with a fescue.

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    You could optimize a bit but if you're closer to 6, no problemo as-is.

    pH Tolerance | Forage Information System | Oregon State University

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    just sayin ..

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