The Effect of Grass on Trees – August 2019: Part 6

We’re continuing with our series on the effects of grass on trees: Most of us only associate clean air with trees. Grass also cleans our air and is often overlooked. If you’re looking for guidance on how your lawn might be affecting your trees, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Low Water Use Varieties
There are varieties of trees, which are low water use, such as those of the Mesquite family. Similarly, there are low water use varieties of turfgrasses such as Bermudagrass, Zoysia, and Buffalograss which is native to the Northwest. In research done by the University of California Riverside, differing amounts of water were applied to common Bermudagrass. “Even with as little water as 50% of reference ET, the conclusion was that “common Bermudagrass quality was good throughout all treatments.” 4 Including consideration for irrigation distribution non-uniformity, this is within the target levels of water use promoted by conservation committees and public utilities.

Instead of restricting all types of turf, a balanced approach to water conservation includes recognizing the differences in both grass and tree varieties and their respective water needs. For a breakdown of these benefits and their assigned dollar values, please refer to the full article “Trees are Sacred, Grass is Bad, Why?”.

Using Top Tree LLC
Top Tree LLC is your best choice for any tree stump removal needs in the Tri-Cities. All of our technicians are highly trained and properly certified. We are happy to answer any questions you have now or in the future.