When we bought our home over 5 yrs ago the previous owner landscaped the front yard in this way. It's a bit over 13 ft long and about 5 ft wide. This is an older pic. The rocky soil in this area makes it really tough to grow anything. The tree soaks up all of the water so nothing will grow around it.
I need help minimizing this area. It's just too big. Should I make a ring around the lamppost and the tree and sod the area in the middle?