Birch Trees

Birch Tree Killing Grass

Anonymous added on September 27, 2015 | Answered

My neighbor's birch tree is planted close to my lawn and all the grass surrounding it is barely alive. The rest of my lawn is thick and green, so I'm sure the birch has something to do with it. I have tried spreading bug killing products in the area, thinking the tree might be infested, but it hasn't done any good. Is it possible that the tree is sucking all the water out of the surrounding grass? My neighbor never waters it. Any grass I plant there will grow initially, but it doesn't take long for it to turn brown. Can you tell me what the problem is?

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Answered on September 29, 2015

I would do a soil test of that area.

This will tell you what may be needed for soil amendment.

Your local County Extension office can help with this.

Here is a link to find your closest office.

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