GROWING GRASS IN THE SHADE

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Lawn Care Ideas in BIRMINGHAM AL – AUBURN, AL – DADEVILLE, AL – ALEXANDER CITY, AL - LAKE MARTIN

  • If an area gets less than 4 hours of sunlight per day, it is too shady for grass to grow well.
  • Grass does not grow as well if it has to compete with trees and shrubs for nutrients and water. 
  • Disease can be more of a problem in shade due to prolonged periods of dew on turf.
  • Zoysia is more tolerant to light or moderate but neither will not survive in heavy shade.
  • Bermuda exhibits extremely poor tolerance to any amount of shade.
  • When establishing cool-season grasses, it is best to seed or sod early enough in the fall so there is sufficient time for the turf to mature before leaves cover the ground.
  • Select trees and shrubs that are deep-rooted and have relatively open canopies; for example, many oaks and most elms. 
  • For good Lawn Care in Birmingham, AL selectively prune branches, particularly low branches, to aid in air movement and light penetration.  Ideally, the lowest branches of trees should be over 6 feet above the soil surface.
  • Grass in the shade may require more water if they have to compete for water with the tree roots.

Advanced Turf Care Lawn Care Services in Birmingham AL, Auburn AL, Dadeville AL, Alexander City AL, and Lake Martin Include:

  • Fertilization
  • Pre-Emergent Weed Control
  • Post-Emergent Weed Control
  • Lawn Pest Control
  • Lime Application
  • Tree and Shrub Application
  • Lawn Aeration

ADVANCED TURF CARE – BIRMINGHAM AL– AUBURN, AL – DADEVILLE, AL – ALEXANDER CITY, AL - LAKE MARTIN