Hillside Landscape solution help
I moved into this west facing house about five years ago and each fall I reseed and rehab the grass on the front hillside. Every summer without fail it comes in nicely and looks great for about the first few months of spring and summer. The grass on the left side of the stairs under tree ends up thinning drastically. The grass on the right side which gets full sun all days generally just burns out and dies altogether. I realize that the shade and roots from the tree on the left is what is causing the grass to be thin. Basically I'm asking if there are any solutions for A) getting grass to establish on the sunny side or B) any suggestions or landscaping ideas? I'm not particularly excited about giving up and planting a front yard of just ivy, but I'm not opposed to planting a combo of ground covers and shrubs.