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Shaun_in_NC 10-07-2010 09:14 AM

Advice on Planting Grass Seed Around Oak Trees
 
I'm struggling with growing grass around the Oak trees in my yard. Any advice?

handy man88 10-07-2010 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Shaun_in_NC (Post 512891)
I'm struggling with growing grass around the Oak trees in my yard. Any advice?

Don't do it.

The tree will drink absorb all the water that you spray there.

downunder 10-07-2010 05:36 PM

Ditto!

sdcurt 10-11-2010 11:14 PM

What kind of grass are you trying to grow? If the Oak is casting to much shade this is your problem. Find a shade tolerant turf type, something like St Aug. or a turf type tall Fescue should do the trick. It may not match the existing turf in the rest of the yard, but at least you'll have turf under your tree.

Allison1888 10-15-2010 06:24 PM

Stop fighting it and create a nice hosta garden instead. There are many varieties with different textures and colors-- some that are variegated and can brighten a dark spot.

Here's more on hard to fill spaces:

http://www.oldhouseweb.com/gardening...r-garden.shtml


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