Don't let grass grow beneath your trees. Grass competes fiercely for available water and will slow the growth of trees, especially newly planted ones. For instance, if the growth of a
tree is reduced by 20 percent for one year because of grass competition, the growth automatically is 20 percent less during the second year's growth. Grass competition alone reduces tree and shrub growth by as much as 50 percent.
Commented on Jun 14, 2012
Thank you for the information! This is probably why my trees died after 2 years.
This is my second fountain in my shade garden. It is made from an old millstone that has a tub underneath. The gazing ball in the background sits on an old tree stump that was retrieved from a river and left to dry a year before we drilled up the center of it for electrical so we could make the gazing ball glow at night.