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What kind of grass seed to plant in heavily shaded area?

I live in Wisconsin and have an area in the front of my house that is heavily shaded. We would really like to plant some grass under the tree's, but don't know anything about making grass grow in the shade. Could anyone help me on this one?

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  2. Best idea is to go to a garden center and find a seed mixture designed to be tolerant of shade that has fine fescues and shade-tolerant bluegrass in it. I recommend a small local center - not a department of a big-box store where the staff know very little. If your area is really shaded, then even the most shade-tolerant grass won't grow. It will be a matter of trial and error. By the way, it is better to plant grass seed in the fall. In spring it may get burned out before it is established.