Caring for Shaded Spots in Your Lawn

In Spring on July 10, 2014 at 9:59 pm | Written by green-admin

The temperature is heating up around the St. Louis area which makes shaded areas on your lawn a great place to escape the heat.  However, these shaded areas are not so friendly to your lawn and often contribute to unsightly bare spots.  Grass requires at least four to six hours of sunlight a day along with adequate water and nutrients to stay healthy.  If an area of the turf is not receiving adequate sunlight, it will respond by thinning out and leaving a bare spot.

It is important for homeowners to be aware of the shaded spots in their lawn and take the appropriate actions to make sure these spots stay healthy.  While each lawn may require a slightly varied approach to resolving the problem, these following tips are generally helpful for restoring bare spots:

  • Prune: You can help increase the amount of sunlight reaching your yard by carefully pruning branches from dense trees and shrubs.
  • Mowing Height: Most grasses should be mowed at a height of three inches or taller.
  • Seeding: Make sure to overseed the bare spots of your lawn using seed mixes that can grow in the shade.
  • Maintenance: Keeping your lawn clear of debris such as brush, leaves, and other objects will help increase the amount of sunlight it receives.
  • Watering: Water the lawn deeply but at infrequent intervals to help avoid over watering and diseases.

If there are areas of your lawn that are heavily shaded, following these tips will help increase the amount of sunlight reaching the turf and eliminate bare spots.  It is important that every area of your lawn receives the right amount of sunlight in order to keep it healthy and maintain uniform density.  If you continue to have problems with bare spots in your lawn despite following these tips, contact Green T Lawn Care for our lawn care and overseeding services.

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