One of the challenges a homeowner has is being able to grow a full, lush lawn in an area that is mostly in the shade. When the natural conditions seem to be working against sunny growth of plants such as grass, a keen gardener and homeowner needs to look at some of the different varieties that exist to fulfil their needs. If you really want beautiful, manicured lawns, you need to visit a turf farm.
While a shady area presents a challenge, it can still be covered in a lush, dark green grass which will improve the home’s appearance and satisfy the finicky homeowner who wants that even look over the whole lawn. There are a couple of varieties of grass that do quite well in shady areas, out of the sun.
Matilda Soft Buffalo – this is a durable salt tolerant Australian grass and is suitable for areas next to the pool and houses close to the coast. It is a broad leaf appearance and rich green in colour. It requires about 40mm of water a week (not a lot), and is suitable for both shade and full sun. Buffalo grass standouts because of the surface runners, but the root system is fairly shallow, grows horizontally and doesn’t take over the whole yard. Perfect for under tress (shade), shrubs and dense foliage. If you’re looking for a grass that suits all conditions but satisfies you shady areas, then Matilda Soft Buffalo is a great choice.