Uncle's Premium Shade grass seed is the best for growing under trees and in heavy shade. Uncle picks the best performing shade tolerant grass seeds to go into Premium Shade. Grass can grow under trees when you use the right grass seed and a little bit of routine maintenance.
Knowing the life cycle of the grass plant will help in learning how to encourage grass to grow in heavy shade. Very little is required to germinate Premium Shade grass seed. The right amount of moisture, the right amount of heat and grass seed will germinate even with no light and no nutrient. Mother Nature designed her grass seeds to grow in the deep shade of established grasses. Young grass plants tolerate lower light conditions, however, as grass plants mature more sunlight is required to maintain health and vigor. In full sun areas, grass blades reach to the sky to absorb the sunlight and thrive. In heavy shaded areas, the maturing grass plant is weakened by the lack of quality sunlight and suffers. Complicating matters, an already weakened grass plant is forced to compete with an established shade tree for food and water.
Trees are big bullies! Trees will out
the turf grasses for all the resources necessary for life. Turf grasses grow best in full sunlight. While under trees, 95% of the sunlight is either reflected or used by the tree for photosynthesis. The quality of light reaching the ground under the tree is different from what is available in full sun. The grass plant reacts with a biological attempt to find more light. Compared to grass plants grown in full sun, grass plants grown in shade will be longer, thinner and less vigorous. These molecular changes in the leaf structure will result in reduced tolerances to heat, cold, drought, wear, and disease. Lack of vigor will affect turf density allowing weeds to move into the thin areas. While the area under the tree can be heavily shaded, with a little extra effort, it is rarely too shady to grow quality turf.
Uncle's Premium Shade grass seed is available for sale in bulk. Buy only what you need for your lawn. Bring your measurements and we can help calculate. Buy as little as one pound or buy it in 25 lb. or 50 lb. bags. Volume discounts are available.
Uncle's Tip: Grass seed, it is inexpensive when compared to the alternative of not succeeding because you don't put enough down and have to start completely over. If you're going to throw it down, throw down more than you think. Buy more than you think you need.
Recommended over seeding rate: 5-8 lbs. Per 1,000
Recommended bare ground rate: 10-12 lbs. per 1,000
Germination: 5-7 days in ideal conditions
Mowing Height: |Spring 2-3 inches| Summer 3-4 inches|
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