VIC Turf & Landscape Solutions
Servicing Greater Melbourne & Metro Areas
15 May 2022

What You Can Grow In Shady Spaces

All shade is not equal. Some shady conditions will yield much more produce than others will, while some areas are better left for hostas and moss. Gardeners should be familiar with the different types of shade, but should also keep in mind that measuring how much shade your garden gets isn’t always easy.


Shady spaces in your garden can be a challenge when it comes to deciding what to plant. However, with the right choices, these areas can be transformed into lush, beautiful gardens that thrive in the unique climate of Victoria, Australia.


Fine Fescue

When it comes to grass, one of the best options for shady spaces is Fine Fescue. This grass is tolerant of low light conditions and can handle partial shade, making it a great choice for under trees or in other shady areas.


For plants, Hostas are an excellent choice. They come in a wide range of sizes and colors, and they thrive in shade. They can be grown in borders, or as a ground cover, and they will add a beautiful splash of color to any shady space.



Another great option for shady spaces are ferns. Ferns are low maintenance and come in a wide variety of varieties, making them a great choice for filling in empty spaces in your garden. They also do well in the damp soil that is often found in shady areas.


Japanses Maple Tree

When it comes to trees, the Japanese Maple is a great choice for shady spaces. This tree has a beautiful shape and its leaves change color in the fall, adding interest to your garden all year round.


Dogwood Tree

The Dogwood is another option, which is a deciduous tree with a dense canopy and beautiful flowers in the spring. It also prefers a moist environment and can handle the cooler temperatures often found in shady areas.


In conclusion, shady spaces in your garden don’t have to be a problem. With the right choices, you can create a beautiful garden that thrives in Victoria’s unique climate. Fine Fescue grass, Hostas, Ferns, Japanese Maple, Dogwood are some of the best options for growing in shady spaces. Consult with a local landscaper to get advice on what will work best for your specific space and enjoy your beautiful garden all year round!



If you’d like to speak to our passionate landscapers, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0403 887 310

or send us a message on our Contact Us page.



The team at Vic Turf & Landscape Solutions


26 Feb 2020

Backyard Basketball & Sports Courts

Encourage your family to enjoy quality time together with a dream home sports court

We can tailor a custom residential or commercial sports court to suit your budget and space

Vic Turf & Landscape Solutions can tailor a sports court solution that you and your family can enjoy, for a single use court or a multi-sport court.

Our synthetic multi sports court flooring solution is ideal for recreational or professional applications. It is suitable for Basketball, Tennis, Netball, Volleyball, Cricket, Futsal & any sport that requires a quality hard floor.

Get the kids off the gadgets!


Suitable for Basketball, Tennis, Netball, Volleyball & Futsal or any sport requiring a hard floor.

MSF Sports’ commercial-grade MSF PRO™ sports surface technology is now available to residential buyers, allowing home owners to bring professional level sports game-play to their very own backyard.

No matter the sport, we can offer not only a suitable and aesthetically pleasing option, but one that also offers joint strain reduction, extra grip and lowered ball bounce sound (~30% less decibles than concrete).

MSF Sports are an 100% Australian Owned & Operated Company Servicing Residential, Nonprofit, Commercial, Edu & Gov since 2002

We understand that your property is a significant investment so we’re here to help you accomplish the dreams you have for your castle.





Vic Turf & Landscape Solutions has teamed up with MSF Sports, Australia’s No.1 Supplier of Backyard Basketball & Multi-sports Courts. MSF Sports have been offering Basketball Courts & Sports Courts for over 15 years and their past clients include: National Basketbal League (NBL), NBL’s 3X3 Hustle, Red Bull Reign, Melbourne United Basketball Club, South East Melbourne Pheonix Basketball Club, ESPN, Nike, Futsal Oz, Foot Locker, Rebel Sports and more. MSF Sports are 100% Australian Owned & Operated Servicing Residential, Nonprofit, Commercial, Edu & Gov since 2002


For more information on the commercial-grade MSF PRO™ synthetic sports court surface system click here.

Get a free custom court design, estimate and quote…

Call Ash 0403 887 310 or MSF Sports on 1800 COURTS (1800 268 787)



We can source and build your home dream court with a product ideal for Basketball (designed to replicate indoor hard wood floor) and is suitable for a wide range of sports, activities and is strong enough to drive on everyday. The commercial-grade MSF PRO™ multi sports flooring is the industry standard in Australian outdoor 3X3 Basketball events, used by NBL’s 3X3 Hustle & other FIBA endorsed competitions and comes with a 5 year limited warranty.


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23 Feb 2018
Turf & Lawn Care Melbourne

Why VIC Turf & Landscape Solutions May Be The Best Landscaper For Your Business

With over 10 years experience, we have affordable rates and we’re a friendly, honest and reliable team of two owner/operator landscapers.

Some clients have told us that they think we’re the best landscaper in Melbourne, while there are many extraordinary landscapers in Melbourne so that may be a little far-fetched, perhaps best value for money, but I’d say we’re more likely a chance at the best turf team in town.

We keep lawns looking great all year and gardens clean and thriving.

An important part of our business is catering to Body Corporates, Strata Management, Community Property Management, Sport/Shopping/School Complex Management, companies and small businesses. However our largest customer base is private individuals who need help creating landscapes, obtaining perfect natural turf year round or maintaining their property’s lawns and gardens.

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