Lawns in shade

Grass grown in shade often becomes sparse from lack of sunlight. Choosing a seed mix that is tolerant of moderate shade can help, together with appropriate turf care.

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Lawns in shade. Credit: RHS/Advisory

Quick facts

Suitable for: Lawns in moderate shade.
Timing: Mainly spring and autumn
Difficulty: Moderate

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