thinning grass - Knowledgebase Question

south holland, Il
Question by vickiemoore6
April 12, 2010
my front lawn is showing thinning spots, I have 2 magnolia trees in front that are beautiful, how can I thicken my lawn?

Answer from NGA
April 12, 2010


Turfgrass has a hard time growing in the shade so overseeding every couple of years will help you maintain a green lawn. Rake the area hard to make furrows for the seeds to settle into the soil then broadcast the seeds and keep them well watered. Tall fescue is the most shade tolerant of all the grasses so it may be your best bet. Best wishes with your lawn!

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