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Step by Step: How to manage shady lawn areas

October 16, 2018By
Irrigation sprayhead (illustration: David Preiss)

While shade trees are an important and prominent feature in many landscapes, they can be very competitive with turf, causing problems that can lead to the turf’s decline. Trees compete with grasses for light, water and nutrients. Additionally, air flow under trees is usually restricted, increasing humidity and disease pressure. In response, the turfgrass stand density decreases as turfgrass plants... read more