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How to Keep Sod Healthy in Shaded Areas

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We get it – you want to keep sod healthy to make your lawn look beautiful. After all, this is a popular curb appeal booster.  

Whether it’s the landscaping for your home, the entrance to your business, or the exterior of a church building, the key to maintaining an attractive lawn is having healthy sod. So what can be done when you have areas that are heavily shaded? Sod needs a good amount of sun in order to thrive, so what do you do when there are parts of your landscaping that don’t seem to get enough of it? Take a look at some of our tips on how to keep sod healthy in those shaded areas.

Pruning Matters

Understand that pruning really matters, and makes a big difference. While some may think that pruning only matters if you want your trees and shrubbery to look neat and clean, it plays a big part in making sure that your grass gets the right amount of sun. When you stay on top of your pruning, you’re ensuring that your sod is getting as much of those important sun rays as possible, which helps it to grow and thrive, despite being in a consistently shaded area of your landscaping.

Clear the Area

Make sure the grass in those shaded areas is clear of anything that might obstruct the sun from reaching the sod. Whether it’s leaves that have fallen from the trees or perhaps stray toys that the children may have left out, you don’t want anything sitting for too long on the grass, both in the shade and in the sun. These items will keep your sod from having even color and length, so this is something where you will definitely want to be sure to keep the area clear if you want your sod to stay healthy.

The Right Amount of Water

Something else you’ll want to be mindful of is ensuring that you’re giving your shaded sod the right amount of water. The key to helping shaded grass thrive is to water it well. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it needs to be watered frequently, you just want to make sure that it’s getting a good amount of moisture when it is getting watered. If you can, make sure these areas are getting watered in the mornings. This will ensure that it is able to hold on to as much moisture as possible for as long as possible.

Contact Monarch Sod

You want your grass to look beautiful, and doing what you can to keep sod healthy will play a huge part in this. There’s nothing quite like having a beautiful lawn to complete the exterior look of your property. Here at Monarch Sod, we provide quality sod for individuals, businesses, churches, and more in the Salt Lake and Utah Valley, making it possible to have attractive lawns in Utah. Be sure to contact us today to get more information on how we can help you achieve your goals for beautiful, green grass.

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