Shady Pasture Forage Mix

This mix is composed of shade-tolerant grasses. Intended for use in areas next to tree lines or on the insides edges of groves. 

Best Use: Areas with less than 3 hours of direct sunlight. May also be used in areas with more (but not full) sunlight.

Adaptation: This shade resistant grass seed is intended for use in areas next to tree lines or on the inside edges of groves. For increased productivity, add 1-2 lbs/acre of white clover. Does not meet MN 327 introduced grass/legume specification.

Recommendations: These grasses, planted in full shade, won’t be as productive or traffic tolerant as if planted where there is more sunlight. Heavy traffic and/or dense shade may require frequent reseeding.

Planting Date: April – May, August 1 – 25

Seeding: 25-35 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep.



Your hay or pasture grass seed has to work for you—adapted to the purpose, place, and management you have in mind. We usually carry two or more varieties of each species, ranging from high quality forage to more economical selections when forage quality is not as vital. We also have several hay and pasture grass mixes that combine the advantages of several species in one bag.