Premium Shade Mix

Uncle’s Premium Shade ™ grass seed is the best for growing under trees and in heavy shade. Uncle picks the best performing shade tolerant grass seeds to go into Premium Shade.

Heat Tolerance

Good heat tolerance performs best in shade areas of the lawn with routine maintenance.

Rated: Good


Good drought tolerance. Varied genetic types for optimum performance.

Rated: Good


New shade tolerant varieties blended for best performance in low light conditions.

Rated: Excellent


 Traffic tolerance fair with routine care. Disease resistance good with adequate air movement.

Rated: Fair

Premium Shade Mix Features

Uncles Premium Shade grass seed is the ideal blend of elite grass seed varieties with lower water and nutrient requirements showing improved shade tolerance and disease resistance. Great for dormant seeding under shade trees.

Seeding Rate, Germination Time, Mowing Height

  • Recommended over seeding rate: 5-8 lbs. per 1,000 sq . ft. 
  • Recommended bare ground rate: 10-12 lbs. per 1,000 sq . ft. 
  • Recommended dormant seeding rate: 8-10 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Germination: 5-7 days in ideal conditions 
  • Mowing Height: |Spring 2-3 inches| Summer 3-4 inches|

Seeding Instructions for Premium Shade Mix

Seeding recommendations for Premium Shade Mix will vary by season and objective. 

Gina S. – Testimonial

“Trying to grow and maintain the grass on a wooded lot in the country was a challenge, not to mention contending with a new build. That all changed when we attended Grass Pad’s lawn seminars and began using their products, plus the “grow grass in a cave” seed. All of...

Jeff L. – Testimonial

“Incredible results! Thanks to the Grass Pad's"Idiot Proof" Lawn Care program. Definitely not because I have a clue what I'm doing. A lot of shade in my yard, so use a combination of Heat Wave and Shade mix + the program steps. Really impressed with the outcome. “...

Nic S – Testimonial

“It had been 10 years since I had owned a mower yet alone mowed a yard when we found the home of our dreams in the location of our dreams. The downside? The yard. It was the only thing about the house not redone. We took it as a challenge to make it beautiful for our...

Greg V. Testimonial

“I’ve used lawn services for the last several years. After losing the entire front yard to fungus that the service didn’t diagnose nor treat quickly enough I decided to do it myself. This is a 90% shade front yard after dormant seeding with HeatWave and a half season...


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