I live in northeast

I have a yard in which each section gets about 2 hours of direct sunlight.

Is there a "total shade" grass seed? Can't find one at the HD stores.

I've tried sun/shade mixes and low water, etc.

Grass just doesn't do well here

Moss, however, does

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    Is the lawn shady because of a building? A large tree? Many large trees? If the shade is from a tree or trees, do you know what kind of tree(s)? – Jurp Apr 1 at 2:00
  • @Jurp building?-Yes. Many large trees?-Yes. 80% white pine, 20% oak – Marinaio Apr 1 at 15:04
  • @Jurp Past 2pm, as sun is heading west, the shade begins to lengthen due to trees. At 8am, building covers 60% of the yard. – Marinaio Apr 1 at 15:07
  • Here is a shade-specific lawn seed from a company local to me (Pacific NW): ptlawnseed.com/collections/conventional-lawn-seed-mixes/…. – SethMMorton Apr 3 at 6:37

Check local people for advice. In Melbourne (Australia) the grass to use is Red Fescue. Looks like thin green wire, and needs frequent reseeding if you want the lush look.

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