grass - Knowledgebase Question

port richey, Fl
Question by lwalker356
February 6, 2010
what kind of grass to use in shaded areas

Answer from NGA
February 6, 2010


Unless you have at least 1/2 day of sun in your yard, grasses simply won't thrive. If you have that much sun, bermuda or tall fescue will grow - they're the most shade tolerant turfgrasses. If you have less that 4 hours of sunshine per day you might want to think about growing groundcover plants rather than turfgrass. Some low growing, shade tolerant groundcovers include prostrate petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis) Grows to maximum of 8 inches, it's an evergreen ground cover with small purple flowers most of the year. Florida violet (Viola affinis & Viola primulifolia) Grows to 6 inches with blue or white flowers in the spring.

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