BS Shady Place Grass Seed
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BS Shady Place Grass Seed

Designed specifically to produce a quality turf in shaded areas. BS Shady Place grass seed is perfect for under trees, alongside fences and hedgerows. Our shade-tolerant grass seed varieties are particularly well-suited to dry shade areas and lower fertility areas. For wet shade areas, choose BS Childs Play Lawn Seed.

  • Retains a lush, green appearance in areas of low sunlight (images are actual photos of a BS Shady Place new lawn sowings)
  • Low maintenance and slow-growing
  • Use in dry or low-nutrient shaded areas
  • Contains: 27% amenity perennial ryegrass, 55% strong creeping red fescue, 10% slender creeping red fescue, 5% smooth-stalked meadow grass and 3% highland bent
  • Sow at 35 grams per sq/m - 20kg covers 570sqm
  • For best results, use with Pre-Seeding Fertiliser and a spreader

Need to know more? Check out our handy guide on how to grow grass seed in shaded areas to help you get the best out of every part of your lawn.

If you're in the shade (see what we did there?) about how much grass seed you need, our Grass Seed Calcluator will help you work it out!

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Sowing & Establishment

How to sow a new lawn

1 - Clear the area
Clear the area and remove any stones, weeds and other debris.

2 - Improve the soil
Cultivate the area to a depth of 15cm and remove any debris that is unearthed. For heavy clay soils, optionally, mix in sharp sand.

3 - Create a level seed bed
Level and rake over the area. Use a lawn roller to firm the soil, if required.

4 - Allow the soil to settle
If possible, leave the soil for a week to allow a flush of weeds to come through; remove before sowing.

5 - Final ground preparation
Rake the area to loosen the top layer of soil. Apply our Pre-Seeding Lawn Fertiliser and rake into the soil.

6 - Sowing the grass seed
Spread the grass seed evenly across the area at 35g/sqm. A spreader can be used for accurate application.

7 - Tread/roll the grass seeds in
Lightly roll or tread in the seeds to make contact with the soil. A harrow can be used for large areas.

8 - Water
If going through a period of drought, water the area every other evening for the first few weeks. If regular rainfall, manually watering will not be necessary.

9 - Mowing the lawn
Under optimum conditions, the seed should germinate within approximately 14-21 days. Once it reaches 3-4 inches, cut the lawn for the first time, gradually lowering the height with each subsequent cut as desired.

 How to repair an existing lawn

1 - Prepare the grass
Cut the existing grass short and almost scalp the lawn with the lawn mower. Remove any dead grass, debris and thatch.

2 - Improve the soil
Scarify or rake the surface to loosen the top layer.

3 - Aerate the lawn
Optionally, to aid drainage, use a garden fork or aerator to create small holes of around 1-2 inches deep.

4 - Sow the grass seed
Spread the grass seed evenly across the area at a minimum of 20g/sqm. A spreader can be used for accurate application.

5 - Tread/roll the grass seeds in
Lightly tread or roll in the seeds to make contact with the soil. A harrow can be used for large areas.

6 - Water
If going through a period of drought, water the area every other evening for the first couple of weeks. If regular rainfall, manual watering won’t be needed.

7 - Mowing the lawn
Under optimum conditions, the seed should germinate within approximately 14-21 days. Once it reaches a height of 3-4 inches, cut the lawn for the first time, gradually lowering the height with each subsequent cut as desired.