Do Grasses Need Full Sun

Soil, moisture, and sunlight all go hand in hand when it comes to selecting the right grass for your lawn. But what if you don’t get full sun? Do grasses need it?

The answer is yes and no. Some grasses are better adapted to semi-shaded conditions than others. However, the amount of direct light they require varies depending on the type of seed being planted. 

For example, varieties like Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue require at least six hours of full sun per day, while finer varieties such as rye or Fine Fescue may tolerate three hours a day. 

Also, bear in mind that deep shade can prevent any grass from growing adequately and may even put stress on established lawns. Poor soil drainage and excessive water aren’t conducive to grass growth either. 

The best thing you can do is research the species you’re planting before getting started – some of them take more or less time than others to establish. Make sure you factor in potential obstacles: trees, buildings, bushes etc that might limit sunlight exposure for your grasses over time – throughout their life cycle!

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