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Options for Shady Spots in Wakulla County Landscapes

By: Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director

It is an oft heard complaint this time of year, “I’m having a difficult time getting grass to grow under my oak trees.  The soil is good, but without grass the rain just washes it away”.

And it is always followed by the question, “Is there any type of grass I can plant there that will grow?”

The short answer to this questions is no, there are no grasses that will grow in heavy shade this far south.  Further north there is Creeping Red Fescue, but it will not grow here in the balmy latitudes of Wakulla County. Read more about it…