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Help Grass Grow Under Your Trees With These Two Handy Tips
Achieving a lush lawn under trees can be challenging due to limited sunlight and competition for water. In addition, bare spots invite moss and algae, which can harm your lawn.
To increase sun exposure, prune your tree’s lower branches selectively, allowing light to reach the ground. Regular maintenance is essential, as pruned limbs will grow back.
You can also opt for grass seed designed for shaded areas. Water the seeded area in the morning, clear debris for optimal light exposure, and avoid over-fertilization.
Adequately water the area to address the competition between grass and tree roots and prevent wilting. If your grass is still struggling, consider a 4 to 6-inch layer of mulch.