Lawns are sensitive and difficult to take care of even when the conditions are optimal, but if your lawn is spotted with tall vegetation such as trees and shrubs that create shady areas, but you want to keep them as well, it is even more difficult to ensure lawn health. However, difficult does not mean impossible, so here are a few tips to help you:
– Remove moss – one of the reasons why lawns suffer in shady areas is that the grass is suffocated by moss. Use a suitable tool to remove moss gently, but efficiently and repeat the operation frequently to make sure your lawn can breathe;
– Over-seed your shady lawn – choose a variety that is more shade-tolerant than your existing lawn type and sprinkle the seeds over your lawn. The new variety will gradually take the place of the old, more sensitive lawn and use the best lawn fertilizer available;
– Prune the trees in the area – thinning the plants that make the area shady is also a good way to make sure your lawn gets sufficient sunlight. You can prune your trees to lift their crowns, too, thus making the area underneath the crown airier and the shrubs in the are can also be trimmed to be shorter, too.