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Lawnsmith SHADYGREEN Grass Seed

Shadygreen Lawn Grass Seed
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  • A shade grass seed for damp and shady conditions
  • Use for shade from structures or any watered shady place
  • A quality lawn seed for both looks and use

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Lawnsmith SHADYGREEN Grass Seed
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  • A blend of seven grass seeds with degrees of shade tolerance
  • Ideal for damp or damp and shaded areas in most lawns
  • Use around buildings, fences or tree shadow
  • For dry shade (under trees) use Lawnsmith Staygreen
  • Similar to a fine shade version of Canada green grass seed
  • Blends very well with our CLASSIC lawn seed


  • Normal use: 1" to 11/2"  (2.5 to 4cm)
  • Heavy shade, winter or drought: 2" to 3" (5cm to 7.5cms)


  • Dwarf perennial rye grass
  • Hard fescue
  • Rough Stalked or Wood meadow grass
  • Smooth stalked meadow grass 
  • Strong creeping red fescue
  • Slender creeping red fescue
  • Brown top bent


  • New lawn: 50 grams per m2
  • Over seeding: 25 to 35 grams per m2
Lawn Quality Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Recovery from Damage Medium
Drought Tolerance Poor
Shade Tolerance Superb but won't live in the dark!
Feeding At least one feed per year
Establishment from Seed 8 to 12 weeks
Maintenance Medium to low
Soil type Does well just about anywhere

The Seeding Secret:

There are many 'miracle' patch, repair and seed packs that claim to germinate and grow quicker than the next! The secret - a bit of fertiliser! So, for new lawns or patching sow your seed between April and September, have the sprinkler ready if it doesn't rain and feed your new seedlings with a STARTER feed to speed establishment and bring your new lawn into use sooner. For established lawns when overseeding use a seasonal fertiliser; the 'sandy soil' version is the best for this situation as it contains a broader range of nutrients compared to the 'clay soil' version thus looking after both your existing grass and the new seedlings better.

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Delivery & Returns


Delivery is to United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland only.

We normally dispatch within 1 to 2 working days of your placing an order e.g. if you place an order on Monday it will normally go out on Tuesday and at the latest on Wednesday. Once dispatched delivery is next day but may vary due to destination and delivery method.

Other destinations and our full deliveries policy is here.


At Lawnsmith we strive to select the best and most appropriate products for you to use on your lawn. However, in the rare event you are unhappy with a product and simply want to return it to us, you have 14 days starting from the day after delivery in which to notify us and a further 14 days in which to return it. Any products damaged must be reported within 24 hours of signing for delivery. 

You can read our full returns policy here.


113 reviews for Lawnsmith SHADYGREEN Grass Seed

Peter Shipway

by on 2020-01-28

Not the most rapid to establish but if dealing with shade this is the most appropriate seed mix.

Rated 4 out of 5

Jane A Stinchcombe

by on 2019-10-16

Good instructions on how to apply.

Rated 5 out of 5

Stephen Gamble

by on 2019-10-04

Lawn repair. Great seed producing excellent results.

Rated 5 out of 5

Dan Gore

by on 2019-09-25

Yh really good - have already told friends that the diary is really useful

Rated 5 out of 5

hassen fox

by on 2019-09-11

Recommend to everyone

Rated 5 out of 5

Danny  Mcgonigal

by on 2019-09-09


Rated 5 out of 5

james conlon

by on 2019-09-04

this would be appropriate for landscape gardeners and home owners with large trees or high walls shading their lawns. Excellent product.

Rated 5 out of 5

Andrew Pemberton

by on 2019-09-03

Really good grass for shady areas. Use the fertiliser recommended and the grass will be fantastic.

Rated 5 out of 5

Stuart Rogers

by on 2019-06-28

All excellent

Rated 5 out of 5

M E McCreery

by on 2019-05-30

Used for overseeding and made such a difference to my lawn. Would recommend.

Rated 5 out of 5

david stephenson

by on 2019-05-23


Rated 5 out of 5

John Malloch

by on 2019-05-20

The seed has sprouted successfully.

Rated 5 out of 5

B. M. Freeamn

by on 2019-05-09

Suitable seed for the situation. Good value for money

Rated 5 out of 5

Paul Jones

by on 2019-05-08

I have repaired my lawn after mole damage and used this seed which has grown very well.
I highly recommend the seed from lawnsmith, who also provide an express service every time.

Rated 5 out of 5

Steven winder

by on 2019-04-26


Rated 4 out of 5

Michael Ohara

by on 2019-04-22

Bit early to say how good the seeding, patching, will be. Only used
It 3 weeks ago, but seems good

Rated 4 out of 5

Stephen Millburn

by on 2019-04-16

I use this under trees. Very effective. I mix with STAYGREEN. It works so well I’m extending my lawn further, under other trees.

Rated 5 out of 5

paul gilbert

by on 2019-03-27

Easy to apply and very effective.

Rated 5 out of 5

William grubb

by on 2019-03-15

Great for those with clay based soils

Rated 5 out of 5

Corinna Johnson

by on 2018-10-13


Rated 3 out of 5

daron redwood

by on 2018-09-26

Does what the AD says. Recommended for everyone

Rated 5 out of 5

Gail Gledhill

by on 2018-09-15

Used to overseed the shady areas of lawn. Mixed with some Classic lawn seed.

Rated 5 out of 5

Adam Hughes

by on 2018-09-12

Perfect solution for the damp areas shaded by garage and trees.

Rated 5 out of 5

John Rubanski

by on 2018-09-10

Great product

Rated 5 out of 5

Malcolm Garnham

by on 2018-08-10

I have used Lawnsmith products for many years and will continue to do so.

Rated 5 out of 5


by on 2018-07-07

The product has been used to repair a seriously damaged garden, and so far is working very well indeed.

Rated 5 out of 5

alison Anderson

by on 2018-06-29

All you gardeners out there this grass seed is wonderful

Rated 5 out of 5

Harpinder Sanghera

by on 2018-06-15

Mix this seed with the classic seed for a very nice look and lawn that is resilient all year round!

Rated 5 out of 5

Paul Reeves

by on 2018-06-13

Excellent - grew in parts of garden other mainstream brands never have taken

Rated 5 out of 5

darren ross

by on 2018-06-07

Used as instructions say
Any one can use
Good product

Rated 5 out of 5

Antony Ridler

by on 2018-06-04

Early days yet but some good germination, some of it seems to be taking its time but definitely getting there I'm sure I will have a lush green lawn by the end of summer.

Rated 5 out of 5

David Cocker

by on 2018-05-29

The seed was for shaded area and it worked very well.

Rated 4 out of 5

Michael Grundy

by on 2018-05-26

Keeping in hand at the moment as weather has been dry. Also concerned to minimise moss and weeds before using seed closer to Autumn. Keeping seed cool and dry in the meantime.

Rated 3 out of 5

andrew spenceley

by on 2018-05-25

great product, with clear instructions how to and when to sow the grass seed.

Rated 5 out of 5

Benjamin Nye

by on 2018-05-12

Time will tell how the grass seed goes in the longer term. It's being used in some very shady, poor draining areas (poor preparation by the landscaper) under trees so I am crossing my fingers. Previous grass seeds tend to thin badly during winter so I won't really know until next year...

Rated 4 out of 5

Corin Ashwell

by on 2018-05-08

Seems like high-quality grass seed, although the dry weather means I have yet had a chance to lay it down.

Rated 5 out of 5

Tom Simpson

by on 2018-05-03

The lawn seed seems to be doing a good job.

Rated 5 out of 5

Deborah Wilson

by on 2018-05-01

I had previously tried grass seed from the garden centre with no success. I think the variety of grass seed in Shady Green has been more successful in my garden. I have used to reseed patches left bare by moss.

Rated 4 out of 5

Greg Lloyd

by on 2018-04-28

My garden is north facing. This seed grows well there and I don't think the look is diminished in any way

Rated 5 out of 5

will scott

by on 2018-04-25

good product

Rated 5 out of 5

David Whittle

by on 2018-03-17


Rated 3 out of 5

Christopher Roberts

by on 2018-02-03

very satisfied all round

Rated 4 out of 5

Patricia Taylor

by on 2017-10-18

Has been slower at 'getting going' than the classic seed but what has grown is looking good but not all areas have taken yet.

Rated 4 out of 5

Martin Ashdown

by on 2017-10-16

Seems to have germinated quite quickly ... where not eaten by flocks of pigeon

Rated 4 out of 5

Marie Johnston

by on 2017-10-05

Grass seed was for over seeding patchy and damp lawn and has worked a treat.

Rated 5 out of 5

Paul Green

by on 2017-09-21

Good product

Rated 5 out of 5

david swift

by on 2017-06-16


Rated 5 out of 5

Nick Clarke

by on 2017-06-14

For patching small shady areas of the lawns.
This particular product to anyone who suffers the same problems with lack of direct light to the lawn.

Rated 5 out of 5

paul gilbert

by on 2017-06-10

well packaged and labelled - instructions very helpful - not used yet though

Rated 4 out of 5

Colin Sheppard

by on 2017-06-08

I hand seeded an old mossy area of lawn. Great germination and after two months a beautiful lawn

Rated 5 out of 5

Peter Shipway

by on 2017-06-06

Yet to use but contains certified seed

Rated 4 out of 5

robert g morris

by on 2017-05-17

Great product

Rated 5 out of 5

Richard Burns

by on 2017-05-10

Product application is was simple and quick. I would recommend to family and friends. Quality was very good.

Rated 5 out of 5

Andy Haldane

by on 2017-05-04

So far so good. The instructions were clear to use and the grass seems to be developing well.

Rated 5 out of 5

david stephenson

by on 2017-05-02


Rated 3 out of 5

Andrew Corrie

by on 2017-04-27

Has yet to germinate but that's because the weather has been so cold through April.

Rated 3 out of 5

Ronald Turnbull

by on 2017-04-26

The product arrived quickly. There was advice if you needed it. I have sown the seeds and waiting on the result so cannot comment on the quality of the product as yet.

Rated 4 out of 5

J E Gater

by on 2017-04-25

Used Shady Green on a north facing lawn area which is also shaded. Remarkable results. 5 *****

Rated 5 out of 5

G Jones

by on 2017-04-21

Great Results

Rated 5 out of 5

mark mason

by on 2017-04-21

Lawn was failing this sorted it.

Rated 5 out of 5

keith  clement

by on 2017-04-19

Great job helpful advice highly recommended thanks

Rated 5 out of 5

Richard Lund

by on 2017-04-19

So far, so good.

Rated 4 out of 5

Brian Larter

by on 2017-04-13


Rated 4 out of 5


by on 2017-04-12

With the seeds was accompanied by instructions how sown

Rated 5 out of 5

james foreman

by on 2017-04-12

Just good wotmore xanypu say

Rated 4 out of 5

Nestor Ceron

by on 2017-04-12

Recommended by a friend. It will take few months to see the effect of the fertilizer, but I do not have concerns based on my friends recommendation.

Rated 5 out of 5

Nick Wells

by on 2017-04-07

Seed came with instructions, also there is lots of info on the lawnsmith website.
I would recommend this to anyone who needs to seed their lawn. The seed is great!

Rated 5 out of 5

James Scanlon

by on 2017-03-31

The one seed that helps me enormously plus gives me the reward of a beautiful rich green lawn.

Rated 5 out of 5

Jonathan Stevens

by on 2017-03-14

Grows well in conditions described, looks good. Not the fastest to germinate but now well established where used. Now back for a second bag of seed 2 years later (different area).

Rated 4 out of 5

Bel Cotton

by on 2016-10-14

To make a new lawn.

Rated 5 out of 5

Dean Perry

by on 2016-10-04

New lawn is growing nicely. Should look fab.

Rated 5 out of 5

Tony Renouf

by on 2016-09-26

Hand spread the seed, then lightly raked in. germinated in only 5 days, mowing in 4 weeks.

Rated 5 out of 5

Keith Yule

by on 2016-08-09

Product used for managing moss and reseeding problem lawn. So far reseeding is very promising and moss control has been effective.

Rated 4 out of 5

David brake

by on 2016-06-25

Would definitely recommend

Rated 5 out of 5

Stephen Thomson

by on 2016-06-22

The grass seed is excellent. Its already covered my garden as described and is growing well. I would recommend this product to anyone.

Rated 5 out of 5

John Barnes

by on 2016-06-17

The grass seed has germinated well and I will be ordering some more

Rated 5 out of 5

Rosalind Conner

by on 2016-06-03

Not sure - this is the second lawn seed mix that I've purchased - last years didn't seem to take and so I've tried this shady seed so will be interested to see what happens....!

Rated 2 out of 5

Timothy May

by on 2016-06-02

Third year with this product, it works a treat. Use as directed to get the best results!

Rated 5 out of 5

jeremy burton

by on 2016-05-27

Seems to be growing ok, but we'll see in the long term if it's ok in the shade.

Rated 4 out of 5

Mark Hurdus

by on 2016-05-26

Not used the grass seed yet, but I'm expecting good results!

Rated 5 out of 5

Galen Skeet

by on 2016-05-23

Very good product

Rated 4 out of 5

Nicholas Joelson

by on 2016-05-18

Quality seed. Fast to germinate and looks great. Has survived moderate shade so far. Keep it longer though as I have made the mistake of trying to go too short which made the grass thin out. You'll probably have to reapply each year to certain areas if very shady over winter.

Rated 5 out of 5

David Clyde

by on 2016-04-25

seed took very quickly but keep soil damp

Rated 5 out of 5

Martin Hall

by on 2016-04-21

Grass is begining to come up after 4 weeks

Rated 5 out of 5

Alan King

by on 2016-04-12

Top class

Rated 5 out of 5

John Eden

by on 2016-04-07

Our garden is particularly damp and north facing, hence the Shadygreen seeds is ideally suited. Seed supplied in strong sack so ideal for storage for use later in the season.

Rated 5 out of 5

Alistair Cowan

by on 2016-04-07

Eash to spread, though too soon to tell effectiveness

Rated 4 out of 5

Gareth Cridland

by on 2016-03-17

Another great seed for shady areas..

Rated 5 out of 5

Robert Griffin

by on 2016-03-08

Awaiting arrival of better warmer weather to use the product

Rated 5 out of 5

John Preston

by on 2015-10-15

This has sprouted in 3-4 weeks after applying in late September in quite heavy shade. Previous attempts failed. My gardner said it wouldn't happen, well done me and Lawnsmith. Used with Starter Fertiliser. Very impressed.

Rated 5 out of 5

Nick Hilsden

by on 2015-10-15

Germinated fine, growing well

Rated 5 out of 5

farah moussavi

by on 2015-10-07

It is a miracle.

Rated 5 out of 5

Bee Mehmet

by on 2015-09-30

Still early days but looks like the grass seed is working.

Rated 5 out of 5

Marie Smith

by on 2015-08-14

I have lots of new shoots on my shady clay soil for the first time in years, having used off the shelf seed in the past its died and I still have patchy bear grass. Glad I came across this website, used a the advice and info and applied it to my lawn, happy lawn, beautiful and green as I have used the clay soil fertiliser with it.

Rated 5 out of 5

kathleen whitlock

by on 2015-08-04

Good all round

Rated 5 out of 5

Jane Saffer

by on 2015-07-21

It works!

Rated 5 out of 5

A Readman

by on 2015-07-08

Germinated promptly. Too soon to tell how well it will cope with the damp and shady conditions in the lawn.

Rated 4 out of 5

Paul Jones

by on 2015-07-02

I used this product on areas of my lawn that were shaded by bushes and don't get much sunlight. The grass is currently growing thick and green. I recommend this product.

Rated 5 out of 5

Roy Carthy

by on 2015-06-22

Used to relawn part of front garden in shaded area and then 50% mix with other for remaining front lawn. Still awaiting to see if germination better than rear lawn

Rated 3 out of 5

gordon gorrighan

by on 2015-06-02

the product i purchased is for lawn care

Rated 5 out of 5

David Joffe

by on 2015-05-19


Rated 5 out of 5

Richard Hutchinson

by on 2015-05-12

Has been a little slow to grow but my garden is quite shady, after around 5 weeks it is starting to fill in the patchy areas.

Rated 4 out of 5


by on 2015-04-29

Excellent seed mixture for a shady area, quick to germinate too.

Rated 5 out of 5

Ian Larner

by on 2015-04-23

Only about 25% of seeds germinated, giving very patchy effect, so I have had to buy more seeds to compensate.

Rated 1 out of 5

Tracey Walker

by on 2015-04-22

Is going a brilliant job of restoring our lawn...very pleased with the results so using with CLAY SOIL fertiliser.

Rated 5 out of 5

robert mckie

by on 2015-04-18

Purchased and laid, to early to say the outcome but I have no doubts about the product.

Rated 4 out of 5

keith Siddle

by on 2015-04-03

Good results obtained, subject to above constraints, lots of fir trees(Scottish Pine) Chestnuts, and shrubs around borders heave debris with every season and wind which presents a sizeable task on c1/4 acre area.

Rated 4 out of 5

Roger Morris

by on 2015-03-29

The quality of the product was very good.

Rated 5 out of 5

Caroline Susan Dean

by on 2015-03-24

The seed is really good and is the only see that grows well in my garden.

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 4.5 out of 5 based on 113 customer reviews

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