A few weeks ago, our landscape contractor installed soil/grass seed where dead Ash trees have recently been removed, as well many areas of the property where the turf had degraded or significant bare spots existed.
Shade tolerant grass seed blend was used in low light areas where there is less sunlight due to building structures and dense tree canopies. Even so, some amount of sunlight (typically a minimum of 4-6 hours) is needed for the shade blend seed to grow/mature. There are also some challenging soil conditions and grading in certain areas that can make it even more difficult for turf grass to take hold. Unfortunately, there is little we can do about either of those situations.
While we hope that the earlier planting time-frame and the spring rainfall will help with the initial germination/growth of the grass seed, it is the responsibility of individual homeowners (or their lessors) to sufficiently water plants, shrubs, trees and grass located on or around the owner's town home (see R&Rs-Homeowner Maintenance Responsibilities).
As we get further along into the spring, drier weather patterns tend to become more frequent. As such, please water any of these areas near your unit as often as needed to ensure successful germination of the seed & healthy growth of the grass! Shade areas typically require a bit less watering because the shade prevents quick evaporation of dew or surface water due to rainfall.
Tips for Growing Grass in Shady Areas