STEADFAST: Shade

  • Grows in areas with dappled, non-permanent shade
  • Blends well with SUPERSTAR: Back Lawn
  • Contains shade tolerant species
From £23.50 £23.50

DELIVERY NOTES

• Express Delivery - 24-48 hours (normally next day)
• Standard Delivery - 2-3 days

 

How much do I need?

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Product Description

Have you got a slightly shady area in your lawn caused by trees or fences where grass just won’t seem to grow? Our STEADFAST: Shade is a specific mix of shade tolerant grass species that creates a wear-and-tear tolerant, shade resistant lawn. When mixed with our SUPERSTAR: Back Lawn / FAMILY: Kids and Pets mix, you can tackle your shade issue head on and achieve a vibrantly green and long-lasting lawn.If your lawn suffers from permanent shade, our STEADFAST: Ultra Shade mix will be superior solution. Our STEADFAST: Shade mix contains fescues which require temperatures of around 15 degrees and above to germinate, so check with your weather app before sowing. 

 

What area does each STEADFAST: Shade Grass Seed bag cover?

New lawn Overseeding an existing lawn
2kg - 40m2
5kg - 100m2
10kg - 200m2
20kg - 400m2
2kg - 57m2
5kg - 143m2
10kg - 286m2
20kg - 571.5m2

 

Mixture Breakdown

45% Strong Creeping Red Fescue
20% Perennial Ryegrass
15% Chewings Fescue
10% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass
10% Hard Fescue/Sheeps Fescue

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Usage Guide

Overseeding an existing lawn with STEADFAST: Shade

Remove any dead grass, weeds or moss by scarifying / raking the area
Rake the area enough so that the soil is loose and not compact
Sow the seed at our recommended rate of 35g per m2, by using a seed spreader or your hand
Rake the seed in after sowing so that the seed is in amongst the soil
Firm down by foot or by using a roller to improve seed to soil contact
Water the just-sown seed well 

Read our full guide How to sow a new lawn.

Sowing a new lawn with STEADFAST: Shade

Dig the soil over to a depth of 20-25cm
Remove weeds by hand or use a weed killer
Add top soil if you believe the soil to be poor quality or unlevel
Rake the area to get a level seedbed
Sow the seed at our recommended rate of 50g per m2, by using a seed spreader or your hand
Rake the seed in after sowing so that the seed is in amongst the soil
Firm down by foot or by using a roller to improve seed to soil contact
Water the just-sown seed well 

Learn more with our guide How to overseed a lawn.

STEADFASY: Shade Sowing Guide & Pack Sizes

Recommended Mowing Height 20 - 40mm

Sowing Rate (New Lawn)

50 grams per m2

Bag Coverage

2kg covers 40m2
5kg covers 100m2
10kg covers 200m2
20kg covers 400m2

Sowing Rate (Overseeding an Existing Lawn)

35 grams per m2

Bag Coverage

2kg covers 57m2
5kg covers 143m2
10kg covers 286m2
20kg covers 571.5m2

Aftercare

Aftercare

Continue to water your lawn deeply and daily for the next six weeks, avoiding if there is prolonged rainfall
Your lawn will take up to 6 weeks to fully establish
Once there is an even coverage throughout the lawn and grass blades are hitting heights of 5-7cm, your lawn is ready for its first mow on the highest setting
To keep your lawn healthy, green and disease / weed free, remember to regularly fertilise

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