Paspalum Grass In Shade

Q: I saw that Truist Park uses paspalum grass. Our zoysia lawn struggles in an
area shaded by some oak trees. Would paspalum have more success?

A: I don’t recommend it. Paspalum grass can look very good as a turfgrass but
requires more maintenance than zoysia. It will require frequent mowing and
you’ll need a reel lawnmower to keep the mowing height low enough. Zoysia
and paspalum are about the same in shade tolerance.