What is the Best Turf Grass for Shade in Houston?
Our customers often ask us, “What is the best turf grass for shade in the Houston area.” Call us at 281-431-7441 to discuss your project requirements.
The best turf grass for shade applications for Houston area projects is the Palmetto St. Augustine. Zoysia also does better in shady areas than the Raleigh St. Augustine. However, both varieties of turf grasses still require a minimum of four hours of direct sunlight and then filtered sunlight throughout the day.
By direct sunlight, we mean that the morning and afternoon sunlight must be able to reach the turf grass and to make that happen, you might have to trim some of the lower branches of your trees or raise a tree up so that direct sunlight reaches the turf grass.
Then you need filtered sunlight throughout the day to reach the turf grass and that may mean that you’ll need to thin the tree out and get the splotches of sunlight through the leaves and branches to support the growth of your turf grass.
These are the minimum requirements for sunlight for even our best turf grass for shade in Southeast Texas. If you try to plant grass between a fence and a house or between two two-story houses where the sun just passes over for a couple of hours, you’re fighting a losing battle. You will not be able to get grass to grow there, and the turf grass will eventually thin out over time. The more shade there is the faster that will take place in those scenarios you’ll need to find some other media to cover up that area — some rocks or some crushed granite or something that’s aesthetically pleasing and suits the particular area.
Houston Grass South sells the best turf grass for shade — Palisades Zoysia sod and Palmetto St. Augustine sod – and we sell the best quality turf grass sod at the best prices in Houston. Call us at 281-431-7441 and let’s talk about your project.