Asked on Oct 9, 2017

Shady back yard

B. EnneCNancy Nardone


I have an all-shade portion of my back yard under a large tree. Grass won’t grow. Any suggestions?

7 answers
  • Pam7054242
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Ferns and ivy.
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead
    on Oct 9, 2017

    make a perineal garden.
  • these are some that should like the acidic soil: pachysandra, vinca, gold flowered St. John's wart, wild strawberry, English ivy, lily of the valley, false Solomon's seal and sweet woodruff
  • Matty watts
    on Oct 9, 2017

    I seeded my shade with shade grass seeds .. I really didn't like it , but better then dirt
  • Nancy Nardone
    on Oct 9, 2017

    what is a perineal garden?
  • C
    on Oct 9, 2017

    I had that problem with my last house. I put in Alpine Rosy Bells, Lental Rose, Wind Flowers, Myrtal, Bleeding Hearts, Impatients, Hostas, Jacobs Ladder, Hardy Hibiscus, Prim Rose, Hardy Azalea, Lilly of the Valley & Hydrangea. & Fuchsia. I also put in some lilies where they got a small amount of sun shine every day. It really depends on what part of the country or what Zone you are in.
  • B. Enne
    on Oct 9, 2017

    I have hostas in my back yard and they flourish in the shade under trees, and we are in similar planting zones.
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