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    Grass growth in shaded areas

    Gardeners

    How can I stimulate grass growth in shaded areas of my garden?

    Asked by Elly on 15th Feb 2021
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    O dwyer

    "The best way for grass to grow in a shaded area is to feed grass with something like miracle grow"

    Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Bruno Landscapes

    "Hi
    It is a simple process and we can surely assist you with this. Fertiliser, specific ones designed for shady patches can be applied in the area during the best period and in the most ideal amount to help fertility and conditions for the new grass to grown and keep up during each season."

    Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    David denton

    "I would recommend buying Miracle Grow ever green shady grass seed for the section and prior to seeding in the spring spread some compost on the area. Then mow this section on a higher setting."

    Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Happy Garden Services

    "You can buy grass seed for shady areas."

    Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Gwasanaeth Garddio Madog Garden Services

    "Mow little and often. The best way of really stressing any lawn is to let it get long and then suddenly cut it really short."

    Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Howells Home Improvements

    "A good way to test if light is the true issue of your grass is to rent/buy a LED light to artificially provide the 6 hours of light needed by all grass.

    You can also take a soil sample down to a local garden centre and build up a better picture if your garden, this also allows you to pair plants with your soul.

    Now stimulating grass, I would first start with aerating your Lawn, compacted soil is a killer when it comes to all things garden. All you need to do is pole a few holes into your lawn and have a good feel around, you'll know it if you've got a problem.

    If you've got trees in the garden roots may well be the "root of your problem..." I will direct you, lower in this answer, to the "If all this..." Paragraph.

    THE BIGGEST KILLER OF GRASS IS CUTTING IT TOO SHORT!
    If your grass is already struggling, cutting it too short is litrally salt in the wound, so consider raising it for good measure.

    Lawn fertiliser can't really go wrong if you have done the above mentioned things, I expect you'd tried this though.

    If after all of this, your problem will not solve with seeding, consider starting afresh. This involves removing all the grass in garden, preparing the ground by rotavating, removing of roots and rocks and treasure chests.

    Once complete look into a decent Lawn topsoil, and apply to the garden, once done you will want to level it as best you can, a roller might do you good.

    Next adding any extra fertiliser to your garden and lawn your turf.

    Finally it's all down to watering it daily, and not going on it at all!

    If after all this, I have failed, you have failed, just patio it."

    Answered on 16th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Jones & Co Rubber Roofing

    "The best way is to feed the grass with miracle grow if there are any trees nearby you could possibly try trimming them back to gain more light"

    Answered on 21st Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Garden Services

    "You need to prepare the area a little and then overseed with shady area seed.
    You can buy it almost anywhere, even on Amazon."

    Answered on 24th Jun 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Tim's cleaning & landscape gardening

    "Supreme lawn mix should help you out to bring on growth in your shaded part of your garden"

    Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    South coast gardening & landscaping.

    "Thoroughly seed the ground and then apply lots of water especially in warmer weather."

    Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since Aug 2020 - report

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