Shade grass

aggie_proudDecember 11, 2008

I'm looking for a good covering lawn grass that can live in hot dry full shade with clay soil.

I live in southern texas in a pine forest so it also has to be able to live with pine needles.

I used to have st augustine at my old house and would like something that grows nice and even like that but all I can find that'll grow in full-shade looks kinda patch/ grows in little buntches.

If anyone knows of something that could work for me please let me know :)

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joepyeweed(5b IL)

You need to rethink your idea of a lawn.

Consider landscaping instead of turf grass. You will have much better luck finding landscape plants that meet your criteria.

I would probably reach out to the Texas Native Plant society for assistance in finding plants appropriate for soil and climate.

Here is a link that might be useful: Texas Native Plant Society

    Bookmark   December 17, 2008 at 12:26PM
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pinusresinosa(MN Z4)

Have you thought about amending the soil in the shady clay areas before you try turf? Fescues work well in shade but like most grasses, they need good drainage.

Personally, I prefer the landscaping idea myself however.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2010 at 3:06PM
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