oak trees and grass

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  1. xxl

    xxl LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 352

    Whats the best grass for under mature oaks? I have tried seeding fertlizing nothing i do can get grass to grow under this oak tree any ideas?
     
  2. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    Have you checked pH?
    What kind of grass is there? tryed?
     
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  3. xxl

    xxl LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 352

    kentucy blue grass then fescue
     
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  4. xxl

    xxl LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 352

    havent checked the ph
     
  5. jc1

    jc1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Realize grass does poorly in dense shade and an oak tree more then likely is creating dense shade.
     
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  6. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    Agree and probably an acidic phThumbs Up
    Test pH , improve soil,trim trees and try a shade mix grass
    Kentucky blue prefers sun
    Or make a mulch bed or ground cover under the trees
     
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  7. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    oak leaf is acidic (i think its tannins) , ide lime the soil
     
  8. xxl

    xxl LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 352

    Is it to late to lime the soil?
     
  9. RDALawns

    RDALawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Texas
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    Also a mature tree soaks a ton of moisture from the soil. If it's not extremely well watered grass has little chance compared to a tree. Others have mentioned some good points as well. Need sun,water,and nutrition for grass to grow.
     
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  10. xxl

    xxl LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 352

    Is it to late this year to put lime down?
     

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