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Installing a lawn in a heavily shaded area can be tricky but lawn solutions are available. The trick is to find the right turf variety to suit. Lawns are available that are shade tolerant and will, in fact, thrive in these conditions.

All lawns require a certain amount of sunlight in order to survive – if your space is entirely shaded by a permanent structure such as a building, garage or shed then another option such as pebbles or pavers might be a better option. If the space is totally shaded in a more temporary way then some TLC will help – you won’t need to clear everything but trimming, pruning or removal of some trees, shrubs and bushes to let some sunlight in is advisable before installing a new lawn.

Consider the lawn variety:

As we said, some lawn varieties are better than others at handling shade and the best one in particular is Sir Walter Buffalo turf. Sir Walter has been created to be shade tolerant as well as pest resistant and self-repairing so it’s a great choice all round.

Turf for Shady Areas

Maximum shade percentage and the appropriate Daleys Turf lawn solutions:

  • Up to 70% shade – Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo.
  • Up to 60% shade – Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo.
  • Up to 40% shade – Platinum Zoysia.
  • Up to 15% shade – Nullarbor Couch.

The lawn varieties in the higher shade percentiles will also do well in lower shade areas and all will live in full sun too.

Consider a trim:

Ensuring more sunlight reaches your lawn may be as simple as a trim. Cut back any overhanging branches and shrubs that impede the amount of daily sun your lawn receives. Think about the shape, size and shade potential of any trees and plants you plant in and around your lawn.

What else you can do:

If the lawn is already established (or you are renting the property) and a new shade tolerant turf is not an option, and/or the shade comes from neighbouring properties or trees that cannot be trimmed, you can assist the shaded lawn by keeping an eye out for any pests such as moss that likes to take advantage of shaded turf. Make sure the shaded lawn isn’t over-watered but is also well-fed and fertilised as needed and in order to become, and remain strong.


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Client Feedback

As everyone else has said. Expert advice. Terrific service. Highly recommended!
Sean O'Connor
Our excellent experience with Daleys Turf started when Harley Schenk arrived at our home to assess our requirements for a new front lawn. His expertise coupled with his friendly manner and detailed explanation created an immediate confidence that assurred us we had chosen the best company for our needs. Harley arrived on schedule, was well presented and wasted no time in preparing the quote. On the day of installation again he arrived on time with his colleague Patrick and together they carried out the task. They were painstaking in their efforts in preparing the site and laying the new turf. I have witnessed many lawns being laid in our suburb and I can honestly state that my lawn stands out from the rest, due to the quality of the product and the meticulous standard of Harley's workmanship. If you think your lawn is in need of replacement do not hesitate to engage Harley at Daleys Turf, you will not be disappointed.
Colette Taylor
Very happy with the service and product from Daleys Turf. Harley was a pleasure to deal with and nothing was too much trouble. The lawn looks fantastic, advice was spot on and workmanship very professional. would highly recommend Daleys to any prospective customers. Thanks again!
Ross Ginns
What an amazing bunch of men. Friendly, efficient, very knowledgable. A special thanks to Terry who went above and beyond his work requirements. Much appreciated for all your help. I would have no trouble in recommending this company or their staff.
John Hadlow
Daleys Turf are a really great business to help you with all your lawn needs.We had a problem with drainage at our property and lost some of the turf that Daleys had supplied.Harley and the staff were very understanding,helpful and honoured the guarantee, supplied replacement turf.We would highly recommend this business and particularly Harley for excellent service
ross shinkel
I couldn't be happier with my experience with Daley's Turf! Not only is the product first class, but all of my interactions with the staff were very positive and helpful. I loved the energy of everyone I spoke to and my new turf looks amazing! Well worth the drive up from Ipswich. Thanks again guys!
Chris Smallwood
We have no hesitation in recommending Daley's Turf to you. They have delivered a first rate product in a professional manner. There was great communication with the company. The turf was ordered, an onsite inspection and discussion of alternatives and in no time we have a beautiful lawn. Special thanks to Harley for making it happen.
Peter Hamlyn
Terry and Harley worked absolute wonders! So happy with our new lawn... from start to finish they were really easy to deal with and offered great advice! As soon as it was laid it looked like it had been there forever and it took to the soil beautifully! Terry was kind enough to give me his sprinkler and tap timer when he noticed ours had been broken - above and beyond! Pictures just under 4 weeks after installation - front before mow, inside fence after it's first mow! These are unedited... it's so green!! Thank you Daleys Turf!
Karra Haight
I am so impressed with the quality of the turf and the service provided by Daleys Turf that I would highly recommend them to anyone. My new lawn is amazing and Daleys have quality products to look after it. The staff are very knowledgeable and gave me great advice for looking after my new lawn. Very happy.
Laura Young
We are very happy with our new lawn laid recently by Daleys turf. We found Harley and all the staff at Daleys not only friendly but very professional. We found them very competitive and the job was carried out with the minimal of fuss. We would have no hesitation in recommending Daleys Turf.
Bruce Fraser
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