Premium Shade Grass Seed


(7 customer reviews)

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  • A top quality seed mix that produces excellent domestic lawns under shaded, damp or wet conditions.
  • Apply with our pre-seed fertiliser for best results
  • Ideal for areas under full or partial shade
  • Designed to perform under tree canopies
  • Works near fences, under obstacles (such as trampolines etc) or anywhere the sun doesn’t get to but you want grass coverage
  • Fantastic tolerance to common diseases
  • Good tolerance to drought
  • Packed to order in 100% eco-friendly packaging

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Our premium shade grass seed is a special mix of grass that creates deeper roots so it can thrive in shade. Either under trees or next to a fence, your lawn will thrive. Create the stripes you dreamed of in an area you thought was impossible.

When and where to sow Premium Shade Grass Seed

Whether overseeding or seeding from scratch, our grass seed should be sown when the soil temperature is above 8-10 degrees and when there is no frost forecast. Shady grass seed needs light, moisture and warm soil to germinate. Note, the soil temperature is always warmer than the temperature in the air. Below are the benefits and precautionary measures to take when sowing at different times of year.

Do sow in Autumn

Autumn is often said to be the best time to sow grass seed because of the warm days and damp evenings/mornings. Typically September to November in the UK can give you the perfect growing conditions needed for germination. However be careful not to get caught out by early frost. If the days are dry, water the seed twice a day to maintain moisture levels.

Weed growth also slows down in the Autumn, giving your new grass seed a much better chance of out competing them.

Do sow in Spring

Spring is one of the best times to get your lawn looking great again and you will often find late February to May in the UK can give you the perfect growing conditions as mentioned above. Be sure not to get caught out by late frost in the Spring.

Spring rain will also help the roots establish themselves quickly.

Do sow in Summer

Long light hours and warm soil in the Summer means our grass seed will germinate well at this time of year. However, if the weather forecast is dry for the upcoming days, you must water the seeds every day so to maintain moisture levels in the soil.

Don’t sow in Winter

If you want the best chances of success, then avoid sowing our grass seed in the Winter (December / January / early Feb). You are battling with too many adverse elements. Such as, leaves moulding on the ground, high chance of frost, cold soil and not much light. All these things mean conditions are too adverse for grass seed to germinate.

In Summary

For best results, you should sow grass seed when the weather is fair – not to hot and not too cold. Don’t sow if frost is forecast. The soil must be above 8 degrees Celsius for the seed to germinate.


How to sow premium shade grass seed

How much you need will depend on your starting point. You can use this product to either sow a new lawn from scratch or overseed an existing lawn to repair and renovate any patches.

How to use for sowing a new lawn

If you’re sowing a new lawn from scratch, you will need 40g per m2.


  • Prepare the soil by removing weeds, stones and rubbish before sowing
  • Add a layer of top dressing
  • Level out the soil using a rake, aim to create a flat and even surface.
  • Roll over the area with a roller or press in with your feet by walking over it
  • Leave for 2 weeks so you can remove fast growing weeds as they appear
  • Apply our pre-seed fertiliser to give your new seed the best chance of germinating



  • Sow seed by hand or with a drop spreader – apply when the ground is moist
  • Lightly rake the seed into the soil
  • Roll over the seed with a roller to embed it in the soil (you can walk over it if you don’t have a roller)



  • Water in thoroughly but avoid washing the seed away – run a sprinkler over the area for 5 minutes twice a day for 2 weeks
  • Keep well watered until grass becomes established


How to use for overseeding or repair & renovation


  • Prepare your soil by removing weeds and moss (either by hand, weed killer or with a scarifier.
  • Closely mow the lawn
  • Rake or scarify the lawn to remove any final remains of weeds or moss
  • Level out any bumps
  • Aerate if the ground is compact



  • Apply our premium pre seed fertiliser to give your new seed the best germination rate
  • Sow seed by hand or with a drop spreader when the ground is moist
  • Lightly rake the seed into the soil so it goes below the established grass
  • Roll or walk over the area to press seed into the soil



  • Water in thoroughly but avoid washing the seed away – run a sprinkler over the area for 5 minutes twice a day for 2 weeks
  • Keep well watered until grass becomes established


Creeping Fescue, Strong Fescue, Smooth Stalked Meadowgrass


Over 2.5cm (1 inch)


Clay, Loam, Chalk


A combination of Creeping Red Fescue, Strong Fescue & Chewings Fescue



Do you need large amounts of product with fast delivery? If you’re covering over 700m2, you may qualify for our special discounts. Simply get in touch using the form below and we’ll give you a quote.

(7 customer reviews)

7 reviews for Premium Shade Grass Seed

  1. Sarah

    The challenge was a very difficult area underneath a huge, very old Yew tree with a high brick wall on two sides. North facing. We seeded and after only 4 days we were amazed to see a green haze appear. 2 weeks later the whole area is covered with fresh new grass. Absolutely amazed and delighted with the result!!! Highly recommend this premium shady area seed.

  2. Sarah Griffin

    A seemingly impossible scruffy and in shade most of the day area under a huge yew tree was the challenge. We never expected that the seed would germinate so fast! We were amazed to see a green haze appear after only a few days. Incredible! I have been recommending the relentless gardener to everyone for the go to place for advice on lawns and seed. Excellent customer service and products.

  3. Paul K (verified owner)

    This seed has worked superbly for me with a nice and fine green lawn from scratch. I’ve struggled in the past to get grass seeds that have germinated for my shady, acidic soil and so was delighted with the results of this. I simply followed the instructions on the website, with the recommended fertiliser and ensured that it was well watered in for a few weeks until established. Seedlings appeared after about a week and a half with a mid-May sowing.

  4. Guest

    Good quality seeds, germination was fast and looks great.

  5. Lynn W

    I had been searching for some feed that I could use where my pets run, and where the lawn is in the shade. This was the only website who seemed to have something suitable, and they helped guide me to the right products. The website is so easy to use, and they’re quick to respond to emails. My order arrived quickly, and I can’t fault this service.

  6. De

    Has mainly worked in deep shade

  7. Ad

    This was exactly what I was looking for. My lawn is under huge trees, covered in shade and suffers from wet soil most of the winter. This seed has definitely done the the trick.

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