grass - Knowledgebase Question

montgomery, Al
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Question by forestchappe
March 2, 2009
shade grass

Answer from NGA
March 2, 2009
There are shade blend grasses that include fescues and bluegrass but they will need to be reseeded every year or two. That's because not many turfgrasses grow well in shade. I'd suggest using groundcovers such as Pachysandra instead of grass. Some shade-loving perennials include Astilbe, Bergenia, Dicentra (bleeding heart), Brunnera, Catmint, Coral Bells, Carex 'Ice Dance' (an ornamental grass), Hostas of all size and color combinations, Helleborus, Japanese Painted Fern, Blue Alpine columbine, Sweet Woodruff, and Primrose. Your local garden center will have even more shade-loving plant choices. Best wishes with your landscape!

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