What types of lawn grass or ground covering plants grows best in shaded areas?

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  1. bethperry profile image92
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    What types of lawn grass or ground covering plants grows best in shaded areas?

    We have a tall maple that casts a great deal of shadow over our back yard. We are thinking of trying to seed the area with some type of grass that will grow in shade, and if not grass then an attractive ground covering species. Any suggestions appreciated!

  2. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
    Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years ago

    Dichondra will grow in partially shaded areas. It is a ground cover, creeping, low profile and does not need as much water as a grass lawn. It is a great substitute for grass lawns.

    1. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Phyllis, thanks for the suggestion. I will check out more on Dichondra!

  3. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 4 years ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/8949353_f260.jpg

    You could consider Lemon Balm. If trimmed well it will grow very compact and tight to the ground. It can tolerate moderate walking on. It also spreads quickly. The plus side is you can also use it to add to tea, treat bug bites, put in your salad, freshen your bath water, and so many other things. I've used it several times for hard to grow spots and it's always worked great.

    1. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks peeples! That is a mint, too if I recall correctly. Very attractive.

    2. peeples profile image94
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Mint and lemon balm look and act very similar. You could do both if you have some sun spots under the tree! Good luck!

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      sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks peeples. I'll have to try finding and planting some of this myself.

  4. parrster profile image82
    parrsterposted 4 years ago

    Found this link that may help. Is it a moist or dry shaded area?

    http://www.greatgardenplants.com/index.php?pageId=1076

    1. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my, what a load of info! Thank you parrster.

 
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