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Planting lawn around trees??

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by DowntoEarthLLC, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. DowntoEarthLLC

    DowntoEarthLLC LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 121

    Anyone had anny success with this. From what I read and understand this seems to be a pretty hard thing to do. Trees suck up all the water and the grass get none.

    I've got a customer that wants to do something with his front yard. Two large Oaks are on either side of the property, small 2 story colonial style house. When I got the job the lawn was non-existant. I over seeded it with rye, but this is just temporary I know. Looks great now. Come Spring I was thinking of just planting a total yard of shade wildflowers. Or some type of shade ground cover. I think going back to a lawn would be a bad idea.

    Anyone out here got any suggestions??
  2. The Good Earth

    The Good Earth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    We have had a lot of luck with the Lesco Teamates blend around trees and in shady areas. Just a thought for you.
  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Ditto Goodearth, plus try to plant as early as possable before leave come out

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