Lawn #798592

Asked June 29, 2022, 2:52 PM EDT

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

Boone County Iowa

Expert Response

Good afternoon Brent,

Thank you for contacting Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. I sent your question to our Extension turf grass specialist:

The lawn has too much shade. They can aerate and overseed with perennial ryegrass and fine fescue between August 15- September 30. That should thicken the yard and those grasses are more shade tolerant. Also make sure to water the yard during dry periods as the lawn is competing for water with all those tree roots.
Answer Line Replied June 29, 2022, 4:54 PM EDT

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