Choosing the best grass seed for a lawn in shade
In most cases, every garden has at least a little shade. And it’s very common for this shade to damage the growth of your grass! Lawns that suffer from shade are more likely to become damaged by a lack of sunlight. Since sun blockers like large trees, walls or buildings stop sun rays from reaching your lawn, and cause your grass to find it difficult to flourish. This is why choosing the ideal grass seed for your shaded lawn is important!
We know lawn care can be tough when you have difficult growing conditions. And we have developed two easy-to-use seed mixtures, STEADFAST: Shade and STEADFAST: Ultra Shadeto solve your problems.
We have created these mixtures after carefully researching and testing grass lawns in shaded conditions. And have selected the perfect selection of grass varieties that have been added to both mixtures and are incredibly shade tolerant.
Our shaded lawn mixtures rejuvenate shade-damaged grass to luscious and vibrantly green grass.
Grass seed for a lawn in shade
Our STEADFAST: Shade is a grass seed designed to grow in shaded areas of lawns, particularly those damaged by garden trees or dappled areas of your garden’s grass. STEADFAST is a hardwearing grass seed mixture which boasts magnificent results in repairing a lawn in shade.
Lawn in shade mixture breakdown
- Perennial Ryegrass (15%): This grass seed species offers excellent lawn shade tolerance. It has a dark, rich green colour and is particularly well known as a companion grass which mixes well with many other grass types.
- Strong Creeping Fescue (35%): Has a high shoot density, relatively slow growth and very fine needle-like leaves. It thrives under a wide range of conditions, in particular light, restricted soils such as shaded lawns.
- Smooth Stalked Meadow grass (10%): Known in America as Kentucky Bluegrass. This species is extremely hardwearing with excellent repair capabilities to bring your shade-damaged lawn back to life. It also makes a denser turf than fescue, a useful addition to shade mixtures.
- Hard Fescue (40%): Noted for being particularly low maintenance and offers a particularly upright growth habit. It also grows in poor soil conditions along with areas of low shade.
Grass seed for a lawn in heavy shade
STEADFAST: Ultra Shade grass seed is perfect for gardens and lawns with very low exposure to sunlight.
- This expertly blended lawn seed mixture has been developed to rescue grass lawns damaged by a wall or high fence shade. It also contains the exceptional shade-tolerant grass species Poa Supina which, when sown in May, will germinate to offer the best results due to the warm soil.
Mixture Breakdown for a heavily shaded lawn
- Smooth Stalked Meadow grass (40%) is also known as Kentucky Bluegrass in America. This species is an extremely has excellent repair capabilities. It has the advantage of making a denser turf than fescue, so it is a useful addition to shade mixtures.
- Hard Fescue (50%) is noted for being particularly low maintenance & offers a particularly upright growth habit. Hard Fescue is known to grow very well in poor soil conditions along with areas of low shade, such as lawn-shaded areas.
- Poa Supina (10%) is an exceptionally shade-tolerant species which is quite expensive however is known to have "grown where no grass has grown before". Its resistance to soil disease and aggressive growth make it for heavily shaded or damaged lawn areas.
Find out how to in our how to sow grass seed video.