Lawn Patches - Knowledgebase Question

Millburn, Ne
Question by thestepners
May 1, 2010
an area under a magnolia is shaded and moist.The lawn won't grow there. Any ideas?

Answer from NGA
May 1, 2010


As you've discovered, grass doesn't grow well in the shade. And, tree roots of magnolias are relatively shallow so you don't want to damage them with mowers or weed whackers. Probably the best solution is to plant a ground cover beneath your magnolia. One that doesn't mind shade and moist soils. Pachysandra or Dwarf Sarcococca will grow in the area. Enjoy your garden!

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