Trees and Shrubs forum: Gardening for trees

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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Oct 30, 2017 7:41 PM CST
Our blue beech was planted this summer of 2017 the next year I was wondering if I should dig out some of the turf grass and grow native plants around it,

Why I want to do this is to help protect trunk and roots from damage by the lawn mowers etc and competition from grassroots. Plus a garden under it would look nice. Good idea or bad idea
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Oct 30, 2017 7:44 PM CST
A circle of mulch would keep the lawnmower away and not compete for root space.
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Oct 30, 2017 8:35 PM CST
Okay thanks
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Nov 1, 2017 11:58 AM CST
Ditto on removing the turf.
Turf doesn't just compete, it practices chemical warfare...
It's allelopathic...

There's that whole ph thing.
Turf prefers a higher ph than trees....

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