A lot of our customers call up with questions about shade tolerant grasses. It may be that there’s a lot of tree cover blocking sunlight from reaching the grasses, or perhaps the architecture blocks the sun from their lawn for the majority of the day. Grasses rely on photosynthesis¹ -obtaining energy from the sun- to survive and most grasses will die off easily in shade.
There is hope though! Weeping grass, especially Griffin Weeping grass, is highly shade tolerant and will grow with almost no sunlight. To top it off, it is also drought-tolerant, frost-tolerant and salt-tolerant! And if that’s not enough, it’s also a beautiful, soft grass and makes a perfect Australian grass lawn!
¹ “The process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water.”