Lawnsmith SHADYGREEN Grass Seed

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Key Features
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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Sowing Rates

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

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

  • 20% Dwarf perennial rye grass
  • 25% Strong creeping red fescue
  • 20% Slender creeping red fescue
  • 15% Sheeps or Hard fescue
  • 10% Smooth stalked meadow grass
  • 5% Rough Stalked or Wood meadow grass
  • 5% Bent grass

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!
Recovery from damage
Extreme Conditions
Wet shade - buildings, fences etc

Customer reviews

4.6 / 5
239 reviews for Lawnsmith SHADYGREEN Grass Seed
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Jeremy Hay
inconsistent growth across lawn but used same process across whole lawn. hoping after 8 weeks would see it all appearing
Rated 3 out of 5
Claire Wright
I’ve used shady grass send before and it’s a very good product. Quality grass
Rated 5 out of 5
Jeremy Raggett
Won't know for a few weeks!
Rated 3 out of 5
Very impressed with this product..instructions were very easy to follow, my husband scattered the seeds, which were mixed with the fertiliser on 1st September, by the end of that week the seeds had cracked into grass.
Very satisfied customer thank you
Rated 5 out of 5
Elizabeth Clarke
Excellent quick growing seed
Rated 5 out of 5

Ideal seeding and renovating tools