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Shade & Soil Compaction: Lawn Killers

Large trees and lawns don’t always go hand in hand.

A common problem in Texas lawns is competition between shade trees and lawns. As trees grow and shade gets denser, turf grasses such St. Augustine, Bermuda and Zoysia don’t get enough sunlight to thrive. As tree roots get denser, so does the competition for water and nutrients. The problem is often compounded by overwatering in the landscape and soil compaction.

Additional water and fertilizer will not make lawns grow back into densly shaded areas. Consider transitioning to shade tolerant groundcovers.

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Member, ASA, SSSA, CSSA

Soils Alive is an active member of the Agronomy Society of America (ASA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), and Crop Science Society of America (CSSA).

Accredited Business, Better Business Bureau

Soils Alive, Inc. has been a member and accredited business with the Better Business Bureau since 2004. You can find our listing here. We are presently an A+ rated business.

Member, Texas Nursery & Landscape Association

Soils Alive is a member of the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association(TNLA). TNLA is Texas' largest and most prominent green industry advocacy and governance group, and was set up to promote the landscape, nursery and horticulture industry in Texas. 

2014 Super Service Award from Angie’s List

We earned the 2014 Super Service Award from Angie's List. The award reflects consistent high levels of customer service. Check our reviews atAngie's List. We won the 2013 Super Service Award as well.

1821 Wall Street
Garland, TX 75041
Ph: 972.272.9211
info@soilsalive.com

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