Grass in Heavy Shade - Knowledgebase Question

Murfreesboro, Te
Question by carroltrusty
September 30, 2009
What is the best seed to use for grass that will be in heavy shade under Bradford Pear Trees?

Answer from NGA
September 30, 2009


Tall fescue is the most shade tolerant grass so you might try that. Grass has a really hard time growing in the shade so you may need to overseed each spring to keep it healthy, lush and thick. Or, you might consider growing a shade tolerant groundcover beneath your pear trees. Vinca minor and pachysandra are good choices. Best of all, they won't have to be mowed! Good luck with your landscape!

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