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Growing Grass in Shade

Grass is not a shade plant and can struggle without enough sun.

It’s hot here in DFW and so it only makes sense that we plant a lot of large shade trees to help keep our homes cool during the summer months.

However, these shade trees simply don’t go hand in hand with a happy lawn. Turf grasses are by nature full sun plants. They don’t like shade and will decline once they are shaded too much. St. Augustine grass is often called a shade grass, but this is not accurate. While St. Augustine will certainly tolerate more shade than grasses like Bermuda, it still needs a good four hours of direct sunlight in order to be vigorous and healthy.

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Soils Alive, Inc. has been a member and accredited business with the Better Business Bureau since 2004. You can find our listing here. We are presently an A+ rated business.

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Soils Alive is a member of the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association(TNLA). TNLA is Texas' largest and most prominent green industry advocacy and governance group, and was set up to promote the landscape, nursery and horticulture industry in Texas. 

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