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Tips For Growing Grass In Shady Areas - How to get grass to grow in the shade has been a problem for homeowners since lawns became fashionable. This article provides tips for growing grass in shady areas so you can have the yard you want.
The Best Grass for Shade Around Pine Trees | If you live in an area with hot summers and mild winters, choose tall fescues, St. Augustine or zoysia grass for shady areas. Pine trees thrive in acidic soils, and fallen pine needles raise soil acidity further. Your grass has a better chance of thriving if you remediate high soil acidity by raking up fallen pine needles regularly and testing pH levels. If the pH is below 6.0, apply lime or other alkaline fertilizer to help balance the soil.
Japanese forestgrass (Hakonechloa macra) is a wonderful grass for plants that grow in shade. It offers a lovely waterfall-like habit and variegated varieties have bight gold, yellow, or white in the foliage. In fall, the leaves of these shade plants usually pick up beautiful reddish tones. It grows best in Zones 5-9 and grows a foot tall. Top Picks: 'Aureola' bears bright yellow leaves with dark green edges; 'All Gold' has even brighter golden foliage. Plant it with: Add zing to a shady…