Fescue is the preferred turf from Raleigh North and West. It is lush and green most of the year unlike bermuda, zoysia, or centipede. It is also the best choice for shady areas. Fescue does well in either a loamy or clay soil. It may need some occasional irrigation through the summer months as any fine turf would, but breakthroughs in seed selection over the last decade has made fescue the best choice for the triangle area. Repair is simple as aerating and applying some seed in the fall to any thin spots.