Lawn #798605

Asked June 29, 2022, 3:01 PM EDT

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

Dickey County North Dakota

Expert Response

Thank you for contacting Ask Extension.

Kentucky Bluegrass does best in direct sunlight although it can handle some light shade. 

For more shaded areas you want a cool season grass mix that is a mixture of Kentucky Blue Grass and other varieties that tolerate light to heavy shade. Fine and tall fescue are two shade tolerant varieities.

The best time to overseed is early spring or late summer.

In your shady areas, try keeping the lawn a bit longer and water appropriately.

Kindest regards,

Lila Hlebichuk

NDSU Extension Master Gardener/Diagnostician

Lila Hlebichuk Replied June 29, 2022, 6:53 PM EDT

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