Asked on Mar 13, 2019

What type of grass seed should I use in an area that is heavily shady?

LeahCharlyKelli L. Milligan


5 answers
  • Alice
    on Mar 13, 2019

    For cool-season grass, Ryegrass and Fine and Tall Fescues offer the most shade tolerance. They require four hours of sun minimum to survive. Warm-season grasses that grow in some shade include Zoysiagrass and St. Augustinegrass.

    When shopping for grass seed, you need to choose shade-tolerant blends that are adapted to your region.

  • Ginger
    on Mar 13, 2019

    I had gone to our local garden center and asked them for seed for shade for our area and they picked one out for me that worked great.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    8 days ago

    Call or visit your local nursery to get more information for your area and project. They will have just what you need.

  • Charly
    7 days ago

    But keep in mind that Rye grass is an annual grass not a perennial grass. It is thrown in the mix to get something growing. It will sprout in about 3 days while the rest of the mix germinates.

  • Leah
    7 days ago

    Lowe's has seeds for such places.

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