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Q.Is It Possible To Grow Grass Under A Blue Spruce Tree?

Zone 60137 | Virginia L Slaustas added on July 13, 2020 | Answered

We have a 60 foot blue spruce with lower limbs that have died. We removed the dead limbs and would like to grow grass under the tree to cover the bare soil.

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Answered on July 15, 2020

You will be faced with two very big problems when attempting to grow grass or any other plants under this tree, unfortunately.

Most grasses cannot grow in the shade that the tree will provide. They will require full sun to perform properly.

Another factor will be the highly acidic soil. This tree will cause the soil around it to be much too acidic to support most grass growth.

Should you choose to make an attempt to grow something under the tree, you will be very limited in what can grow here. Even then, given such strict constraints, your efforts may not be fruitful.

Here are some articles that will help:





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