The shaded areas of your lawn will not change your nutrient plan. Sunday lawn plans are based on climate, grass type (warm or cold season), local weather, and soil test results.
However, for high shade areas, we recommend switching your grass type to a ‘shade tolerant’ variety of grass. Many grass types simply will not grow well in high shade areas and will become sparse and unhealthy allowing weeds to move in. Most grasses need six hours of sunlight to look good, but some shade-tolerant varieties can get by with four.
Shade tolerant varieties include:
- Warm season - zoysia
- Cold season - creeping red fescue (fine fescue)