Shaded Lawn Seed
Especially designed for shaded areas such as groves, this grass seed mixture proves that grass can flourish with limited light and moisture. High quality fescues help grass thrive in shady conditions which is why we have selected only the finest for this grass seed blend. Our shade grass seed will guarantee good growth and good colour so that it will be consistent with the rest of your lawn.
Lawn Seed for Shady Areas
Our Shaded Lawn Seed mixture includes:
- Hard Fescue and Smooth Stalk Meadow Grasses, which are deep rooting and tolerant to drought.
- Dwarf Ryegrass helps establish the lawn.
- Slender Creeping Red Fescue, Chewings Fescue and Highland Browntop Bent grasses are narrow leafed and survive on minimum of light and nutrition.
All in all giving for an excellent mixture for shade-tolerant grasses.
If the shade is due to nearby trees, be sure to add water as the trees take water from the roof and the roots.
Germination and upkeep of Shaded Lawn Seed
Expect 10-20 days for grass seed to germinate – depending on conditions, weather, moisture etc.
Growth is dependent on how much light is available. After sowing, it’s important to make moisture available to the seeds as nearby trees and other objects could be depriving the grass off sufficient water.
You might find it necessary to use our preseeder lawn fertiliser – in often cases the trees have used up all of the nutrition available.
Be sure to remove any leaves on the first and subsequent autumns – dead fall it becomes acidic and kill the grass underneath
Sowing Lawn Seed – Directions
1. Prepare the soil for seeding by removing any large stones, weeds, or any other unwanted items including builders rubble.
2. Preparation of the soil. For heavy clay soils; mix in some sharp sand to help aid drainage. For light dry clay; mix in some organic material i.e. peat moss to help the soil retain water from drying out.
3. Rake the area removing any small stones.
4. Repeat this process, until the area is level and firm enough, not to leave deep foot prints in the soil
5. Add a pre-seeder lawn fertilizer to aid germination and establishment of lawn.
6. Select the seed mixture most suitable to your lawn i.e. shaded area, high traffic, etc.
7. Spread the grass seed evenly over the area. This can be done by using a grass seed spreader or by hand.
8. Softly drag a hard brush over the area to hide the seed from the birds. Lightly roll the area to ensure contact of the seed and the soil.
HINT. Sow lawn in both directions. Up and down over and back, for an even ground cover. Keep back a small amount of seed for any areas that may have been missed.