Answer: Based on your description of the area as being shady, I don't think lawn grass would grow well there. Lawn grass needs full sun or at least a half day of full direct sun to thrive. Instead, you could try Vinca minor or Hedera helix to form that evergreen carpet. You might add some shade tolerant shrubs such as Aronia arbutifilia, Ilex verticillata, Ilex glabra, Cornus stolonifera, and Itea virginia for the screening. I hope this gives you some ideas.
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