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I live at an elevation of 6000ft. I am West of Cedar City in the mountains. I would like to know, what is the best low water and high traffic grass I should plant. I would like the type of grass that will stay green as early and as long as possible as well. Thank You Also, any good shade varieties?

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For your lawn, I would recommend a blend of tall and fine fescues.  These are both cool season grass species and will maintain their color as long as any other grass.  In addition, they are both shade tolerant, especially the fine fescues.  Contact a local nursery or seed supplier to find out which varieties are readily available.  Two tall fescue varieties and two fine fescue varieties should be plenty.

Posted on 11 Oct 2007

Kelly Kopp
Water Conservation & Turfgrass Specialist

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