can not get grass to grow - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by rcanady71
March 12, 2010
do ork tree stop grass from growing around them.i have a ork tree in my yard and my grass grow every where but not around the tree.

Answer from NGA
March 12, 2010


It's difficult to get grass to grow under oak trees. The soil is usually full of roots which compete with the roots of other plants for moisture and nutrients. Plus, the water grass will need can compromise the health of your oak tree. Instead of trying to grow grass beneath your oak, you might opt for a groundcover that grows well in dry shade. Ajuga (carpet bugle) and Vinca minor are good choices for under your oak.

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