grass won't grow in shady yard
I have a very shady backyard in which I can't get the grass to grow. I had new sod put in the yard 3 years ago, and now there are only patches of grass. I have a 3-year-old, 70-pound shepherd dog who loves to play in the yard, but she isn't the whole problem. I have a good sprinkler system which provides adequate irrigation. How can I get my grass to grow thick and healthy?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

While some grasses can tolerate shade, none grows well in dense shade. If you really want grass to grow in this area, you may have to prune or remove some of the trees to let in more light and allow the grass to grow. You could also consider planting a shade-tolerant ground cover.

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