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Grass in shade has different needs than grass in sun
People tend to overapply fertilizer to
shady areas because the grass is struggling.
But that just kills it faster! A lawn in full sun
and a shaded lawn that may get only two
to four hours of direct sun have different
water and fertilizer needs.
The grass in shady areas needs less water
because less evaporates, and it needs less
fertilizer because with less sun it doesn't
grow as much. When you go into shade,
shift the controls on the spreader so you're
spreading about half the amount.