Grass For Shady Lawn

kemojrAugust 24, 2012

I have a shady lawn. I use liriope and english ivy for ground cover but I have a couple of spots that get some full sun everyday for 3-5 hours. What kind of grass will work best for these somewhat sunny areas? I am in zone 7.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)


    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 5:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

some fescues tolerate shade pretty well. check with your local nursery for best recommendations for your area.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 1:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Obtaining local recommendations is very important. I'd probably not go to a nursery, but your local extension office. Nurseries and garden centers vary hugely in their expertise.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 9:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I've read that St. Augustine, especially Palmetto and DelMar varieties, might work in those conditions.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 11:02PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Beware of mail order scam - House of Wesley
There is a mail order nursery company based in Bloomington,...
Need shrub suggestion for north side foundation
I have on order 25 encore azaleas that are supposed...
Leggy Aspidistra
I have large Aspidistras that sat for several years...
Price of Long Needle Pine Straw in Your Area?
Last week we had our annual pine straw mulch refresh....
what does not (won't) grow in the south
This post is for FUTURE reference. I live in northern...
Sponsored Products
Bali Sliding Panels: Nicaragua, Sensation & Uplands
Papillon Butterfly Blue Tinged Double Old Fashioned Glasses
Classic Hostess
Woven Seagrass Drum Shade 10.5x11x8.5 (Spider)
$29.99 | Lamps Plus
Dandelion Outdoor Rug
Grandin Road
Classique Citron Sconce by Stonegate Designs
$226.00 | Lumens
Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Chair Protector
$24.99 | zulily
Recycled Iron Coffee Table
$114.99 | Dot & Bo
Basketweave Plynyl Floor Mat by Chilewich
$125.00 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™