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SHADY LAWN SEED
For open areas of partial to medium shade.
Buy 5 with 20% discount each
Buy 10 with 25% discount each
Buy 15 with 30% discount each
Buy 20 with 35% discount each
Buy 25 with 40% discount each
Buy 100 with 50% discount each
Contents ( 1.00 kg )
- 25% ESQUIRE certified Amenity Ryegrass
- 40% CALLIOPE certified Chewings Fescue
- 30% PINAFORE certified Slender Fescue
- 5% HIGHLAND certified Bentgrass
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Establishing a quality shady lawn, or a lawn in any area which receives limited direct sunlight can be a problem. Many shady lawn seed mixtures contain a high proportion of broadleaf perennial ryegrass and/or creeping red fescue which can quickly yellow in shaded conditions making them unsuitable for such locations. It is well documented however, that higher quality, finer leaved fescues naturally require less light for good growth and maintain good colour in partial and permanent shade.
Often the limiting factor to successfully establishing a quality turf (from seed) in shaded areas is the adequate supply of moisture, particularly near larger trees in prolonged periods of dry weather. Soil nutrients may also be naturally lower so light applications of a good quality compound fertiliser post sowing and again through the year will help get your shady lawn off to a good start and keep it in good heart.
Do not be tempted to cut shaded lawns too short as a longer leaf helps with photosynthesis and reduces the stress of recovery.
Fallen tree leaves must be regularly removed from the lawn in autumn and/or spring as necessary.
35 to 50 grams per square metre
BEST SOWING TIMES
March to October
Each kg covers a minimum of 20 square metres
- Produce a firm, weed free seedbed clear of large stones and any other debris.
- Rake or harrow over the surface to create a thin layer of fine soil (tilth) approximately 10-20mm deep.
- Split the total quantity of amenity grass seed to be applied into two equal amounts.
- Apply the first half over the entire area either by hand or by using a broadcast spreader.
- Gently work most of the applied seeds into the tilth with a firm rake or harrow.
- Apply the remaining seed in the same way and again, rake or harrow most of them into the tilth.
- Finally, lightly roll or tread over the surface to squeeze the seeds and tilth down into the seedbed. This method ensures the lawn seeds are evenly spread, set at different depths and in good contact with the soil. All of which helps to anchor the seeds in position so as not to float away during heavy or persistant rainfall and to retain the correct moisture level for quicker germination.
- Lawn seed may also be surface sown however, germination may be uneven and significantly slower particularly during periods of prolonged sunny, dry or windy weather even with regular irrigation.