Lawn #798597

Asked June 29, 2022, 2:56 PM EDT

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

Branch County Michigan

Expert Response

Good Evening,
Michigan lawns are usually made up of bluegrass, fescue and rye grasses. Bluegrass is the most demanding when talking about sunlight, fertilizer and water. The only grass that is considered shade-tolerant is fine fescue – that does not mean shade-loving. Fine fescue has narrow blades and will never become the velvet carpet that many people crave. If there is too much shade, consider increasing the size of planting beds to include truly shade-loving plants like ferns, Hostas and dozens more.

Shady lawn alternatives - Gardening in Michigan (
Will grass grow in my shady lawn? - MSU Extension

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Doreen Losacco Replied June 29, 2022, 8:54 PM EDT

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