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Old 05-26-2011, 02:23 AM
apexi apexi is offline
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Poor grass growth after tree removal

Last year a tree was removed from the lawn. After putting down new soil and re-seeding, the grass doesn't look good in that area. I don't remember how much of the tree roots were dug up. Anyone have ideas on why it might not be doing that good? It's been a pretty cool, rainy spring here in new england.

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Old 05-26-2011, 09:42 AM
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Could be a different variety of grass, could be a poorer topsoil, could be the digestion of the roots are tying up the N, but I see that it is just as tall as the rest of it...

I would overseed with KBG/PR with a generous layer of compost in that area, and see if the existing grasses don't darken up as well...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:38 PM
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was the stump pulled out or was it ground down. I have seen many times where new soil is brought in and spread over the syump grinding chips. The grass takes off good but then slowly declines and thins out in the area.
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