Our yard has areas that get several hours of full sun daily and areas that spend most of the spring and fall, and all of the summer, in deep shade. Is there a grass that will fare well in both conditions? We now have several varieties growing, and the colors are very different.
All southern grasses except Bermuda grass stand shade reasonably well. The bluegrasses are great for open areas, but rough bluegrass adapts well to moist shade. Fine fescues are good for dry shade. We’d suggest a bluegrass-fescue combination. Remember that grasses perform better in the shade if you don’t cut them too short and you fertilize and water them frequently.