Most gardens have shaded areas - under trees, shrubs or next to buildings. We have developed EuroGrass Shady Lawn so that a beautiful lawn can also be established on this area. This lawn seed mix consists of grasses that require less light to grow. The pronounced root growth ensures that the lawn grasses are more drought tolerant. This is how you succeed in creating an oasis of well-being in the shade on hot summer days.
EuroGrass lawn seed comes directly from the grass breeder and contains only premium grasses. Due to the special composition, our Shady Lawn is suitable for areas that get little sun, such as under trees and bushes or on the shady side of your house. The used grass species cope well with less sunlight and the drought that prevails under trees. Usually you have both shaded and sunny areas, within the EuroGrass mixing program you can safely use EuroGrass Shady Lawn in the shade and use a different EuroGrass miixture for instance Summer Lawn on the sunny areas. The components are well coordinated with each other and always create a coherent picture.
Suitable for robotic lawn mowers
This lawn mixture is well suited for robotic mowers, as they promote lawn density through constant cutting.
New seeding: 25 - 30 g/m²
Overseeding: 15 - 20 g/m²
40% tall fescue, particularly drought-tolerant variety
25% strong creeping red fescue, easy to maintain
15% slender creeping red fescue, high-density variety
10% sheep's fescue, very fine leafed andneeds less water
10% tufeted hair-grass, variety that loves the shade
A new planting is usually carried out when there has been soil movement (new construction areas, conversions) or the condition of the existing lawn is so bad that reseeding is not sufficient. The best time to lay out a new lawn is in spring, from mid-April/May to the end of September, depending on the weather. Optimum germination conditions include a soil temperature of 15-25 °C and mild weather with occasional rainfall. In order for a new system to be successful, the soil on these areas must be carefully prepared.
To do this, the following steps must be taken into account:
First, the area must be dug up so that existing soil compaction dissolves and a crumbly topsoil is created. The loosening of the soil means that rain and irrigation water seep away better. Finally, plant remains, branches and stones should be removed from the area. In the event that heavy construction machinery was parked on the area, deep loosening should be considered. This can either be done by yourself or by garden specialists.
The area must then be leveled. You can use a rake for this. After leveling, the soil needs to settle over a few weeks. You can speed up this process a bit by using a light roller. The so-called settling of the soil is very important for the young seeds so that they do not encounter excessively large cavities (soil pores) that hinder growth.
The seed is sown on the well reconsolidated, finely crumbly and dry soil when there is no wind and no precipitation. Calculate the amount of seed required for your area. For smaller areas, sowing can be done by hand. For larger areas, however, it is advisable to add a spreader. The advantage here is that sowing is particularly even. It is generally advisable to first sow the soil lengthwise and then crosswise.
After sowing, the seed must be incorporated about 1 cm deep into the soil. The incorporation ensures that the seed is covered, promotes germination conditions and enables the seed to emerge quickly and evenly.
After the seed has been worked in, the soil should be pressed down with a light roller so that the seedling has optimal soil contact and can establish itself through rapid root formation.
During the first few weeks it is particularly important to keep the top layer of soil moist so that the seedling does not dry out. Due to the different germination times of individual types of lawn, watering should last three to four weeks. If it is very dry, the soil needs to be watered every day. Make sure that the watering does not wash away the lawn seed. Regular and controlled watering is one of the central measures for a successful new plant.
If your area has "greened", the first cut should be made at a height of approx. 10 cm. With this cut, it is particularly important that the blades of the lawn mower used are very sharp, as the weakly rooted plants can easily be torn out. The recommended height of the first cut is 4-5 cm.
Scarifying removes dead plant parts (felt) and moss from the lawn. If there is a lot of moss or thatch, it is advisable to scarify the lawn several times lengthwise and crosswise. The plant remains that have been worked out must then be thoroughly removed. This opens up the lawn and allows the reseeding to make contact with the ground. At the end of the work step, the floor should be leveled if there are any bumps.
The EuroGrass seed packaging has a practical pouring opening. Open this and sow by hand by walking evenly across the lawn as shown in the illustration and scattering the seed. A spreader is ideal for larger areas, as this allows for particularly even sowing. These can be borrowed from good garden stores.
Seeds need good ground contact for successful germination. One possibility is the addition of a roller with which the surface can be worked. By pressing the seeds can establish themselves better in the stand.
Within the first few weeks, the root system of the seedlings is poorly developed. During this time, it is particularly important to ensure a regulated water supply. The top layer of soil should always be sufficiently moist so that the lawn seedlings do not dry out. Irrigation is one of the central measures for a successful establishment of overseeding.
The period of the first cut largely depends on the establishment of the reseeding. It is generally recommended to mow the lawn for the first time after about four weeks from a height of 8-10 cm. With this cut, it is particularly important that the blades of the lawn mower used are very sharp, as the weakly rooted seedlings can easily be torn out. Regular mowing is an important management measure in lawn care. This ensures that a densely growing lawn forms and the unwanted plants are suppressed.
The "rule of thirds" dictates when and how often a lawn should be cut. Depending on how the lawn is used and the recommended cutting height, a maximum of 1/3 of the leaf mass should be mowed off. If the cutting height is too low, unwanted lawn grass and plants will be encouraged to migrate. Likewise, a deep cut in the shaded area favors the immigration of mosses.