Faithful reader, Cheryl, writes, “My front yard has a huge oak tree right in the middle. We have tried countless different things to grow grass and it's not happening. Is there anything we can do short of cutting down this beautiful tree?”
Grumpy’s Guaranteed 129% Correct Response: Don’t feel bad, Cheryl. No lawn grass will grow in the shade of a big tree. Instead of cutting down the tree just so you can plant grass that has to be mowed, fertilized, and treated for pests, why not plant a shade-tolerant ground cover that needs less maintenance? Here are five top picks. None are favored by deer.
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