There are many different issues with turf grown in the shade. Turf grows best in full sun where the leaves can photosynthesize to their maximum ability. Tree roots are another problem for turf grasses in that they take needed water, nutrients, and space from the turf roots. At Partners in Green, we take extra care to get turf to grow well in these challenging areas. This includes extra nutrients as needed and possible recommendations for work outside of the services that we provide, like thinning and elevation.