no grass

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by leiper, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. leiper

    leiper LawnSite Member
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    I have two dogs but that's not the problem :waving: , I have no grass under the tree in the back. I have over seeded two years in a row and the same think happens year after year. I see little holes in the ground and dead grass where the roots of the tree would be. Could I have some type of insect. Reason I say this is I see small holes in the bark that has fallen from the tree. Carpenter ants? Could they be killing the grass as well.
     
  2. blaze347

    blaze347 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 101

    Leiper
    Are some holes "pencil" size and the other holes about the size of a pencil tip that looks like a shotgun blast to the tree? If not, how big are the holes?
    What species of tree is it?
    Are the holes uniform(in a row)?

    Why not just mulch around the tree once you've figured out the insect/disease problem? It is really hard to maintain healthy grass under a tree. The grass has to compete with the tree for water,nutrients,sunlight, etc..plus mulching properly will help develop a healthier tree.:waving:
    Jeff
     

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