Under the Oak Tree
I am slowly taking back over some of the landscaping in my yard. Two of the unsightly parts has been under the two old oak tree's I have in my side yard. The area directly under them has become a weed invested, overgrown area, that is an eye sore, with ivy growing up them (god I hate Ivy).
The problem is what can I put under them at this time of year? The previous home owner put a wood container under the base of each tree, but I have never been able to get much to grow in those huge containers, more over they just become maintenance time sinks, and eventually fall to the way side (I work out of town allot, so I can't give it the daily attention it needs). I guess I am asking what can I do with these two old oak. I love the shade, but right now it just looks bad.
Any ideas what I can do short of breaking out chainsaws?