Premium Shade Grass Seed

£7.30£88.80

(2 customer reviews)

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  • Apply with our pre-seed fertiliser for best results
  • Shade tolerant grass seed
  • 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
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Description

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 fo 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 35g per m2.

Preparing

  • 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

 

Applying

  • 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)

 

Watering

  • 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

Preparation

  • 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

 

Application

  • 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

 

Watering

  • 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

Additional information

Seeding Purpose

Overseeding (25g/m2), From Scratch (35g/m2)

Seed Coverage (m2)

15m2, 20m2, 40m2, 30m2, 50m2, 65m2, 70m2, 80m2, 90m2, 100m2, 110m2, 130m2, 140m2, 150m2, 180m2, 200m2, 210m2, 250m2, 280m2

2 reviews for Premium Shade Grass Seed

  1. 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.

  2. De

    Has mainly worked in deep shade

    • Matt Adams

      Thank you for your feedback De. It’s very much appreciated. Cheers, Matt

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