Lawnsmith SHADYGREEN Grass Seed

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Key Features
A shade grass seed for damp and shady conditions
A quality lawn seed for both looks and use
Use for shade from structures or any watered shady place

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Sowing Rates

  • New lawn: 50 grams per m2
  • Over seeding: 25 to 35 grams per m2

When to Use

  • 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

Mowing Height

  • Normal use: 1" to 11/2"  (2.5 to 4cm)
  • Heavy shade, winter or drought: 2" to 3" (5cm to 8cms)

Grass Seed Mixture

  • 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

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.

Buying Guides



Ideal Use
Good looks with normal use
Seed Mixture
Slender creeping red fescue
Strong creeping red fescue
Browntop bent
Dwarf perennial ryegrass
Smooth stalked meadow grass
Hard fescue
Wood or rough meadow grass
Soil Type
Clay, Loam, Chalk,


Lawn Fineness
Medium fine
How Green
Typical lawn green
Leaf Type
Mixed fine bristle and narrow flat

Growth, Feeding & Maintenance

At least one per year
Scarifying requirement
Annual light scarify
Establishment from seed
8 to 12 weeks
Growth Rate


Shade tolerance
Good but won't live in the dark!
Drought tolerance
Low to medium
Recovery from damage
Extreme Conditions
Wet shade - buildings, fences etc

Customer reviews

4.6 / 5
175 reviews for Lawnsmith SHADYGREEN Grass Seed
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Veronica Radford
Re receded the whole lawn after rotaving the old lawn away. Didn't expect resultsso quickly but I'm impressed with how good it is. I've re ordered a smaller bag to oversees the few spots which are sparse which is likely down to myself not seeding enough in certain areas.
Rated 5 out of 5
John Lancaster
Easy to use, just follow the recommended application instructions
Rated 5 out of 5
George Brownhill
Such quality shady grass seed,
Now have a great looking lawn and very green colour,
Highly recommended.
Rated 5 out of 5
T E Lewis
Used in a damp and shady part of my garden. I'd recommend it to anyone else with similarly problematic conditions. Excellent quality and good value for money.
Rated 5 out of 5
Heather Alcock
Does exactly what it promises! We've struggled for years with a boggy, shady patch and now have lush grass!
Rated 5 out of 5

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