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Old 04-06-2013, 01:52 AM   #1
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I would like to redesign this area. When we bought the home 8 years ago the original owner had a landscape company design the front yard. I just feel this area is way to large. The tree soaks up all of the water so literally nothing can grow close to it. We have some knockout roses around the lamppost and flower garden roses in the middle.
I am worried about putting down grass seed here because of how it would look. Any new ideas would be appreciated!






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That actually looks pretty good.....

I would take out the border around the tree and just do it around the lamp post.

Don't assume the tree is sucking up the water...those roots are low in the ground....the surface grass will get it's fair share of water.
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That actually looks pretty good.....

I would take out the border around the tree and just do it around the lamp post.

Don't assume the tree is sucking up the water...those roots are low in the ground....the surface grass will get it's fair share of water.
And put down grass seed or just remove the pavers and mulch? What about the area in the middle?
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i would do a smaller area around the post. make the rest grass. the grass will grow unless you have other issues (i doubt that, as the rest of the grass looks good).
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i would do a smaller area around the post. make the rest grass. the grass will grow unless you have other issues (i doubt that, as the rest of the grass looks good).
I am hesitant to make the rest grass. The original owner laid down sod so it wouldn't look right. I am trying to think of a way around that.
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I am hesitant to make the rest grass. The original owner laid down sod so it wouldn't look right. I am trying to think of a way around that.
When it comes to yard work...there are few shortcuts you can take....

There is no EASY solution....

As for putting grass around the tree? Easy...remove what is there....grade....put down new sod....in about 3 months it will look just like the rest.
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When it comes to yard work...there are few shortcuts you can take....

There is no EASY solution....

As for putting grass around the tree? Easy...remove what is there....grade....put down new sod....in about 3 months it will look just like the rest.
And just make a circle around the tree ? To me that would look even worse.
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No....a circle around the lamp.....the tree would have grass around it like the rest of the yard
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No....a circle around the lamp.....the tree would have grass around it like the rest of the yard
Sorry that's what I meant. I could try that, but the issue we live in a very active subdivision where kids always come over and play. Putting grass here just wouldn't survive. Believe me.
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you could temp fence it off.

if you just want to spiff it up. just look on the net for a style you like, then do it.

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