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Conifer trees

I have 12 conifer trees in my garden all roughly 7ft, can anyone tell me the reason why grass isn't growing properly in this area. Is there a solution apart from having trees chopped down. Someone told me to plant periwinkle under the trees not sure how this will help. 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 65,492
    Hi :)
    As well as casting shade from the sun and creating a rain shadow, conifers suck up vast amounts of moisture from the soil around them ... grass in the vicinity of conifers is usually suffering from drought. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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