Premium Shade Mix

By sowing Premium Shade you can have a beautiful, lush, dark green lawn...even in the shade!

Premium Shade MixPremium Shade Mix includes only varieties that have excellent to very good ratings in NTEP* trials for disease ratings, genetic color, density and over-all turf quality. Premium Shade is an excellent blend for new lawns.

Premium Shade Mix (PDF)

20% Jackpot KY Bluegrass
20% Jetty Hard Fescue
20% Orbit Creeping Red Fesc.
20% Apple GL Perennial Ryegrass
20% Sonar Chewings Fescue

Notable Characteristics:
  • Dark green color
  • Fine textured leaf blades
  • Excellent disease resistance
  • Use in dense shade to moderate sun
  • Best shade tolerance on the market
  • Varieties selected for shade tolerance
  • Lower maintenance required

Notes on Proprietary Fine Fescues:

Mixing fine fescues for shade tolerance is recommended by the Turf Department at Rutgers University. Fine Fescue varieties in Execu-Turf® Mixes and Blends are very shade tolerant, and very attractive. Varieties in Premium Shade provide excellent turf quality and much improved disease resistance versus "low-end" or "common" varieties. Proprietary Fine Fescues used in Premium Shade also exhibit improved traffic tolerance.

Seeding Rate:
  • New Lawn 4-6 lbs/1,000 sq. ft. or 250 lbs/acre
  • Overseeding 2-3 lbs/sq. ft.

EndureWe recommend using 4#/1,000 sq. ft. of Endure Starter Fertilizer with Execu-Turf® Mixes and Blends.

*NTEP ratings found at

Best for:

Sunlight needed: Moderate Shade to Sun
Soil Types: Clay to Sand
Maintenance: Medium
Fertility: Medium
Traffic: Good