It is paramount to know what turf type will or will not work in your specific situation.
Example: It is difficult (not impossible) to grow and propagate
Fescue in wide open sun this deep South (upstate) without having to
baby the lawn. With that being said, it is equally difficult to
grow and propagate a warm season turf type in a shady
area. (Centipede and Emerald Zoysia are "slight" exceptions).
Natural succession of trees should be taken into consideration if they
are shade type trees. Fescue is probably the prettiest lawn, and stays
green year round. However, it is also the highest maintenance.
(Requires more mowing, more weed control, and most likely and annual
reseed depending on the weather conditions).
If you have children, pets, or turf is exposed to high foot
traffic warm season grasses such as Bermuda, Zoysia and Centipede would
be better choices. Warm season grasses do turn brown in the winter
months, but can be over seeded with perennial Rye grass or dyed for
winter time green color. It all depends on personal preferences,
feasibility,and your level of acceptable maintenance.
Please contact us for more tips and recommendations.