Wednesday, July 24, 2019 / by Grant Williams
Even in sunny Texas, you can have too much shade. Trees and structures can create bare patches in your lawn, creating shade stress. Buffalograss and bermudagrass don’t do well in the shade, so it’s best to choose something more shade-tolerant, such as St. Augustine grass, for the shady parts of a Texas lawn.
If replacing your grass is too costly, you can thin out tree branches to allow more sunlight through. It also helps to set your mower blade higher to give your lawn the chance to get more sunlight with more leaf. And keep all human and pet traffic off of the struggling, shade-stressed grass.
If you’ve lived through a Texas summer ...