Grass doesn’t grow well under my tree

Asked May 3, 2020, 6:23 PM EDT

How can I get grass to grow under my tree? I have seeded shade grass seed, but it is still very spotty. Should I just give up and mulch under my tree? Grass grows under my neighbors’ trees.

Dakota County Minnesota

1 Response

Mulching under a tree is good for the tree. Grass is a big competitor for water. Looking at the girth of the tree in the picture, I don’t think your grass is being shaded out. I think perhaps you got the wrong mix ( too much annual seed) or the grass needs more water to grow.