what to do around trees?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by HazellLawnCare, Apr 4, 2002.

  1. HazellLawnCare

    HazellLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 832

    OK I've got a few yards with some big old trees. I plant grass under them every spring and have an awesome stand of grass until the heat of summer kicks in. I know the tree and the bird **** are burning the grass up. I am wanting to put something like a raised bed full of mulch or something around the trees. What do you all do around trees, I'm open to all suggestions.

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    Well the tree is probly competing with the grass for water and since that area under the tree is dry shade, There wont be einough moisture in that area for the grass to survive durning hot dry times.... Mulch is good option.... But dont go too high up the base of the tree only a few inches , 3 or 4 at most...
  3. hewitt64

    hewitt64 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    I usually put a circulewith mulch around the trees becuase it keeps the siol cooler and holds moisture better. I to fought with that problem for years. If you cant beat em jion em.

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