St. Augustine grass, red fescue, zoysia grass and kikuyu are four types of grass that can grow in a shady location. It is important however, to choose the grass that thrives best in the climate where it is planted.
Although slow to germinate and become established, red fescue is a low-maintenance grass that grows best in cool climates.
In warm climates with warm summers, St. Augustine, zoysia and kikuyu do best. They are all low-maintenance, hardy grasses that grow well in warmer temperatures.
The easiest solution for filling shady areas is to use a seed mix, such as Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Dense Shade Mix, which contains a combination of seeds for shady areas.