One of the most common questions we are asked is about how to grow lawns in the shade.

In this video, we explain all the ins and outs to consider when growing lawns in the shade.

Remember: All plants have to have light to survive. Shade reduces photosynthesis and is essentially putting your lawn on a diet. If a plant is unable to get light then it is unable to feed. When you assess a shady area before planting turfgrass, look to see if anything is currently growing in that area. If there isn’t even a weed growing in the shade, chances are, turfgrass is not going to grow there. 

What can you do?

  • Assess the amount of sunlight on your site over the entire course of the day.
  • Remove lower limbs of trees to increase the amount of light.
  • Reduce the number of trees in an area.
  • Choose the right turfgrass for your area with our Turfgrass Selector.