Growing grass around a tree.

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Roger The Turtle, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. Roger The Turtle

    Roger The Turtle LawnSite Member
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    I have a problem with a few spots, they get plenty of sunlight but it seems like the trees were planted too shallow or something. The roots are visible and I was wondering if just throwing seed down would get any results.
     
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Put soil over roots and then you put seed
     
  3. golfguy

    golfguy LawnSite Member
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    Hate to say it but depending on the tree species you may be screwed. Some trees are shallow rooted and prevent grass from growing.

    In my line of work if I have to choose between grass or trees we go for the chainsaw.
     
  4. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
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    If the roots are very visible ad dirt to smooth out and instead of seeding try using mulch around the base of the tree. Its unlikely that grass will establish very well under a tree and mulch just looks better.
     
  5. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
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    If roots are exposed the tree would probably have been planted too high or there was erosion. Roots from a young tree are almost always exposed by erosion. Mulch over them. That makes one less tree you have to trim around.
     
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,528

    Thats ya answer right there. Build bed.
     

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