Many people dream of a lush green garden with trees towering overhead, providing a great shade in summer time. However, what they do not understand is that the wonderful shade is also what is preventing the yard from growing properly. In actuality, it can be extremely hard to grow grass in the shade.
Grass Needs Sunlight to Cultivate
Like most of plant, bud plants need sunlight to grow. Even Shade-tolerant grass varieties need some sunshine. So, when you have very dense tree foliage which completely covers an area through the day, it is very unlikely you will have the ability to grow grass in that area. But if the shaded area in your yard can get sunlight for even part of the day, you can grow grass by following a few tips.
Steps to Growing Grass in the Shade
Plant grass seeds which are of the shade-tolerant selection. Fine Fescue, Raleigh, Palmetto or Bitter blue are cases of shade-tolerant bud. Select the one that is more appropriate for the climate locally. Secondly, trim and thin your trees so that more sun can come through. Bear in mind, even the most shade-tolerant grass need some sunshine. Giving your bud the sun it needs is vital for its survival.
Third, keep the floor free from accumulated leaves, pine needles and other lawn debris. Removing that tier of build-up will prevent the grass plants from being smothered, inhibiting its development. Fourth, when mowing, set the cutting height to its highest setting. The Less you cut, the more leaf surface you need to soak in the sunlight. In addition, do not mulch the yard clippings. Again, you do not need to cover the yard surface with unnecessary debris which may block its light source.
Fifth, you want to water and fertilize the shaded regions. Because the Shaded regions are competing for precious nutrients, particularly those near the tree roots, you need to be certain they are getting enough water. Additionally, be certain that you do not over-fertilize the shaded regions because they have different fertilizing requirements compared to non-shaded places.
You can attract the birds into the backyard with decorative and ornamental Grasses from the landscaping. The birds find refuge in some of the larger grasses, the blades of some the leaves are great for building nests, and the seeds which these grasses produce are enjoyable to the birds. Just make sure you plant the native grasses to your region. The low growing and clumping or mounded grasses make excellent ground covers; they smother weeds out while creating the textures for the landscape. Consider adding some ornamental grasses into your flower garden or front yard as part of your next landscaping project.