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Seed Blends, Bad Mixes

first_img“Some grasses found in blends, like fine fescue, grow well in shady areas, but you don’tnormally want to plant them over a whole lawn,” Duncan said. “We’ve done research here on the drought tolerance of different zoysia cultivars,” Duncansaid. “We’re able to offer advice on which ones are best.” “Homeowners also need to check with their Extension Service or turf specialist beforeinvesting in this grass,” Duncan said. “Some cultivars on the market are some of the biggestwater users. You might as well put a water hose on the end of the root.” If you live in an area that faces yearly restrictions on outside watering, planting the rightzoysia cultivar is a good investment. “Be cautious of blends,” said Ronny Duncan, a turf scientist with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Griffin, Ga.”Some blends are marketed as ‘the grass for the South,'” he said. “But they actually havecool-season grass seeds in them like annual ryegrass that have no chance to survive more thanone season in the South.” People in search of the perfect lawn are often lulled by promises of super seed blends. Another grass often offered as good for Southern growers is zoysia. If you’re buying grass seed, read the label carefully. If you aren’t sure what grows best inyour area, contact your county Extension Service agent or the turf scientists at the UGAGriffin campus. “As further research is completed, people will get blends and cultivars they are happier with,”Duncan said. “But most of the ones available now just don’t hold up well. So ask the rightquestions before you invest your money.”last_img read more