The best grass for your Kansas lawn varies by shade needs. Kentucky bluegrass seed is best when sown in light shade, according to the University of Kentucky. Tall fescue is best for medium shade. No species can truly handle heavy shade, though the university recommends perennial ryegrass, which can survive for several years in such environments.
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