Whether the lawn was turfed or planted from seed you’ll realise that to look its best grass needs between four to six hours of full sun each day. Therefore, if you’ve got grass growing under trees, near a fence or wall of a building you’ll no doubt end up with bare or brown spots where the sun doesn’t shine.
Did you know, trees with dense canopies like oak, beech or conifers block out nearly 95% of the sunlight in summer.
Fortunately, it is possible to grow healthy, lush grass in the shade. It’s all about having the right grass seed blend.
The Jubilee Seeds Shady Grass Seed mix, available to order here online, has been formulated specially to thrive in areas of low light intensity, and can also withstand dry, compacted soil with low nutrients. It grows happily in the shade because it includes rough stalked meadow grass with the fescue mix.
We have a Supershade grass seed mix available too, which will give you a bright, green, dense lawn in constant shade like building shadows and tree margins.
Shady spots can be prettied up with wildflowers. Try our UK native shady hedgerow mix – with or without the addition of grass seed – to brighten up those dark corners and attract butterflies, bees and ladybirds.
If you want to lay turf in a shady environment we can supply our aggressive County Shade solution that has the added bonus of being exceptionally hard wearing, drought tolerant, and frost hardy.
Order shade grass seed or turf quickly and easily online, with special rates if you buy in bulk. We deliver to anywhere in the UK, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.