Lawns in the Shade
The easy answer is, try not to grow a lawn there.
But if you really want to, it is possible.
The lawn to the left was planted with the wrong type of grass. It has become patchy and slightly yellow due to lack of light.
A cool season, shade tolerant grass would probably have been a better solution, even for the summer months.
See our product range for Grass for shady areas.
Grass doesn't like to grow in the shade. However....
There are one or two things to remember. Firstly shade in Spain is not the same as shade in the UK.
The amount of light falling on a shady area of lawn in Spain is significantly more than in the UK. So as a result you can get away with grasses that, although are sun loving, because they are in Spain, will grow quite happily in the relative shade. Our Wintergreen "FS" does well in shade.
So if you can calculate how much shade you actually have then you can grow a lawn with normal grass and even under the canopy of trees in the shade, if in doubt contact us for a site visit. Also see lawns near paths and walls.
We now have grasses that will grow under trees and bushes and in the shadow of hedges.
See also: Lawns not in direct sun
So the solution for a lawn that is partially or completely in the shade is...
1) If the lawn is completely in the shade then choose a shade tolerant grass.
See our grass types, we
now have a great solution - Wintergreen "FS"
2) If only part of the lawn is in the shade then match the texture and colour of the grass for the shady area with the existing grass.
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There are however some really troublesome weeds that thrive in shade.
We have weed killers that will eradicate them.
Contact us and we will try to help.