shade and grass - Knowledgebase Question

Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 5B)
Question by jackylavu
March 26, 2007
What grass will grow in the shade in Colorado?

Answer from NGA
March 26, 2007


Lawns love sunshine so you may be disappointed in turfgrass that's planted in the shade. You may want to plant a shade tolerant groundcover, instead. If you have your heart set on planting grass, Kentucky bluegrass, buffalo grass, blue grama, turf-type tall fescue, fine-bladed fescues such as hard, red, chewings or sheep, perennial ryegrass and crested wheatgrass all work well in Colorado. When shopping for grass seed, look for a mixture of grasses specially packaged for shady areas.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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