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.

Tips For Growing Grass In Shady Areas

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.

Dalmation Bellflower produces beautiful mounds of purple bell-shaped flowers from late spring through summer. Low-growing plant is perfect for adding color in front of other perennials. Grows only 6-9" tall. Spreads 12". Prefers full sun to partial shade. Deer resistant.

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Dalmation Bellflower produces beautiful mounds of purple bell-shaped flowers from late spring through summer. Low-growing plant is perfect for adding color in front of other perennials. Grows only 6-9" tall. Spreads 12". Prefers full sun to partial shade. Deer resistant.

Shade Tolerant Grass: Learn About The Best Grass Seed For Shade

Shade Tolerant Grass: Learn About The Best Grass Seed For Shade

Grass doesn’t like shade. If you have a lot of shade trees or other low light conditions in your yard, you’re never going to have a lawn. It’s as simple as that. Or is it? Learn more here.

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.

The Best Grass for Shade Around Pine Trees

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.

Golden Hakone Grass- One of the best grasses for shade and will take full sun to full shade. Nice bright color to brighten up a dark corner.  Deer resistant, 12-14" tall, zones 5-9

Golden Hakone Grass- One of the best grasses for shade and will take full sun to full shade. Nice bright color to brighten up a dark corner. Deer resistant, 12-14" tall, zones 5-9

Growing ornamental grasses is fun. You can decorate your house, garden, balcony or patio with them. So, what are the best ornamental grasses for containers? We named a few, check out!

Best Ornamental Grasses for Containers and How to Grow them

Growing ornamental grasses is fun. You can decorate your house, garden, balcony or patio with them. So, what are the best ornamental grasses for containers? We named a few, check out!

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…

The Best Perennials for Shade

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…

Love the lime and purple combo. Too bad Japanese Forest Grass (Zone 5) doesn't grow very well in my Zone 3 garden. It's alive and healthy, but has only grown to be about 8" in diameter...

Love the lime and purple combo. Too bad Japanese Forest Grass (Zone 5) doesn't grow very well in my Zone 3 garden. It's alive and healthy, but has only grown to be about 8" in diameter...

Ornamental Grass: Little bluestem is a native prairie grass that is both lovely and tough as nails. These perennials have gray-green foliage that turns bold s...

Best Ornamental Grasses for Midwest Gardens

Ornamental Grass: Little bluestem is a native prairie grass that is both lovely and tough as nails. These perennials have gray-green foliage that turns bold s...

Name: Lilyturf, (Liriope)  An easy-to-grow favorite shade perennial. Loved for its grassy foliage and spikes of blue or white flowers in late summer, as well as its resistance to deer and rabbits, lilyturf is practically a plant-it-and-forget garden resident. It grows best in Zones 5-10 and grows a foot tall.    Test Garden Tip: Lilyturf can be a fast, almost aggressive spreader when it's happy.

The Best Perennials for Shade

Name: Lilyturf, (Liriope) An easy-to-grow favorite shade perennial. Loved for its grassy foliage and spikes of blue or white flowers in late summer, as well as its resistance to deer and rabbits, lilyturf is practically a plant-it-and-forget garden resident. It grows best in Zones 5-10 and grows a foot tall. Test Garden Tip: Lilyturf can be a fast, almost aggressive spreader when it's happy.

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