Lawn #798589

Asked June 29, 2022, 2:50 PM EDT

Any advice on how to improve my Kentucky Bluegrass in my backyard as its under a very shaded area...

Duval County Florida

Expert Response

Kentucky bluegrass, and really just about any turfgrass, does best in sunny conditions. Therefore, trees and the resulting shade present a problem.

I also see you're in FL. That also presents a problem. Bluegrass is a cool season grass. In temperate climates, this grass is a superstar in the spring and fall but is kind of a dud with the heat of summer. In someplace like FL, bluegrass will probably not perform well.

I'm in KY and the University of Kentucky has an excellent publication on trees and turf:

Here's another discussion of pros and cons of turfgrasses, remember this is from KY:

Hope this helps.
Beth Wilson Replied June 29, 2022, 4:35 PM EDT

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