The Best Grass for Shade Around Pine Trees | If you live in an area with hot summers and mild winters, choose tall fescues, St. Augustine or zoysia grass for shady areas. Pine trees thrive in acidic soils, and fallen pine needles raise soil acidity further. Your grass has a better chance of thriving if you remediate high soil acidity by raking up fallen pine needles regularly and testing pH levels. If the pH is below 6.0, apply lime or other alkaline fertilizer to help balance the soil.
One of the best and most versatile evergreen grasses, this will thrive in sun or shade, and glows shades of copper, gold and bronze in the autumn, hence its common name, Pheasant’s Tail Grass. It has a soft, arching habit, so plant it among shrubs for textural contrast, or in a mixed or herbaceous border.
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Ground covers aren’t used very often and are sometimes misunderstood. However, they’re incredibly useful and beautiful to have around. Ground covers not only help protect the soil and slow down erosion, but they also can add color and even nice smells. Here are some of the best ground covers to have around!
Tips For Growing Grass In Shady Areas - How to get grass to grow in the shade has been a problem for homeowners since lawns became fashionable. This article provides tips for growing grass in shady areas so you can have the yard you want.