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Grass Seed- Shady

Application Instructions

Estate Shady Lawn Grass Seed

Estate Shady Lawn Grass Seed is a premium mixture of grass seed varieties selected to grow in areas with low sunlight penetration.

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information about the product including germination time, color, texture, tolerates, sunlight requirements, water requirements, and fertilizer requirements
  • Grows well in low sunlight
  • Grows well in damp or compact soil
  • Improved varieties resist disease and drought better than common varieties
  • Dark green color and fine texture mixes with existing lawns
  • Better seed to soil contact for increased germination
  • Increased water absorption and retention
  • Enhances seed and seeding survival

Seeding Directions

Prepare Soil

Seed must be worked lightly into soil for germination. For existing lawns, remove all dead grass and weeds. Use a power rake or hand rake to scratch the soil surface. For new lawns, till soil 6-8 inches deep. Improve soil texture if necessary. Sandy soils may require organic matter such as compost or peat moss.


Spread a slow-release starter fertilizer at the recommended rate. For best results use Estate starter fertilizer. Watering one to two days prior to seeding is recommended. Set spreader to recommended setting. If you have a spreader not listed, pour approximately 1 pound of seed and set to your middle setting. Mark off an area 35’ x 10’. Spread seed over entire area. If you have seed remaining, move your setting up. If you run out before finishing area, move your setting down. For best coverage, plant the seeds in two passes at half the desired spreader setting. Rake or roll seeds into the soil. Optional mulching will hold in more moisture and hold seed in place.


Light frequent watering is the most important step to ensure success! For new lawns, water just long enough for puddles to form. Once seed germinates, water enough to keep soil moist.

Spreading Information

Spreader Settings Table

a data table with the appropriate spreader settings

Coverage Area

  • 3 lbs covers up to 1,000 square feet
    • New lawn 500 square feet
    • Overseeding a lawn 1,000 square feet
  • 10 lbs covers up to 3,000 square feet
    • New lawn 1,500 square feet
    • Overseeding a lawn 3,000 square feet
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