Hi There. My husband I moved into this home about 2 years ago. Since we have been here, georgia has been in a drought. Our home backs up to a heavy tree area and we have several trees in our back yard. The back yard only has patches of sunlight. We have been told the only grass that may grow in shade is fescue grass so we aerated and over seeded fescue this spring. The grass grew and stayed for a couple of months but then started to die out. We now have mostly dirt and weeds.
Does anyone know what type of grass will grow in shady dry area and when is the best time seed. We don't need thick "golf course" type grass, just something to stop the run off.