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Q.What can I plant under a lemon tree that has shade underneath?

Anonymous added on May 23, 2020 | Answered

What is also very important for me to point out is that I live in Costa Rica, so its very tropical. In the dry season the dirt underneath is very dry and in the rainy season its very wet. I have tried to grow grass but most of it has died, probably due to the shade. So what do you suggest I grown underneath to cover up the dirt? Thank you so much!

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Answered on May 23, 2020

The best thing to put under your lemon tree is mulch out to the dripline. Planting under a tree can damage the tree's surface roots, plus they compete for nutrients.


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