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The Best Grass Seed for Shady Areas

By Thomas K. Arnold ; Updated September 21, 2017

The best grass seed for shady areas depends on where you live. In cool climates, smart choices for shady areas include creeping red and other fine fescues. For warmer climates, consider zoysia or centipede. And for lawns in transition zones, try creeping red fescue or a fescue-bluegrass mix.


About the Author


Thomas K. Arnold is publisher and editorial director of "Home Media Magazine" and a regular contributor to "Variety." He is a former editorial writer for U-T San Diego. He also has written for "San Diego Magazine," "USA Today" and the Copley News Service. Arnold attended San Diego State University.