Fescue is a good choice for grass in the shade. The tough part is you it has to be planted by seed (Fescue sod is expensive and hard to find) and you have to plant it when you’re not normally thinking about your landscape – fall and late winter. The best fescue lawns I have seen have been by homeowners who every October and February throw more seed out. Consistently planting the seed will keep the lawn reasonably thick. Using fescue means you won’t fertilize in the summer and you will be limited in the pre-emergents you can use. This Fairview lawn looks really nice.