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Almost all gardens have some shady areas. Some gardens have shade due to a building blocking out sunlight, others have trees and foliage. In the case of a building blocking out sunlight, a lot of light will still reach the grass and so shade tolerant seed will still thrive. Both the AM24 Premiership Pro mix and our highest rated Platinum Pro (with Rye) mix will work superbly in these areas.
Shade which is created by trees and foliage represents a greater challenge. Trees and foliage not only block out direct sunlight, but also draw a lot of moisture and nutrients from the soil, starving the grass of these vital elements. Our best-selling AM-Pro9 Premium Shady Lawn Seed is ideal for these types of areas as it puts down a deeper root system than other standard mixtures and can cope much better in these problematic areas. At A1 Lawn we have formulated these shade tolerant grass seed mixtures to offer superior performance and reliable growth. Whilst lower quality shady grass seeds rely on a higher proportion of broadleaf ryegrass and creeping red fescue types, these varieties can quickly yellow in shady conditions. A1 Lawn shady mixtures use higher quality, finer leaved ryegrasses and fescues varieties which require less light for growth whilst still retaining their vigour and colour.
As always, if you have any questions about this range – just get in touch and we will be happy to help.