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Old 10-07-2010, 09:14 AM   #1
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Advice on Planting Grass Seed Around Oak Trees


I'm struggling with growing grass around the Oak trees in my yard. Any advice?

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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.

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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.
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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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