I have Bermuda grass on my lawn. I built a fence around my backyard
about three years ago. Since then the grass in the left fence corner is
gradually disappearing (the spot is enlarging from the fence post
toward the house). Currently, there is a spot about 10' x 10' which
is completely barren. I also have a tree in that corner but I have two
other trees in the backyard and the grass there is just fine.
What may be causing the Bermuda grass to dislike the fence? More
importantly, what could be done to reverse the process?
Thank you for the feedback. I live in Atlanta, GA, so cold probably is
not the reason although I do notice that the grass is receding more
after the winter. Is there anything that can be done to fix the issue
besides tearing down the fence or cutting the tree :-)
Give that a miss. If you follow the link you will note it is an Australian
variety. The grass will simply sit on its arse all day, refuse to do
anything (like grow) and expect you to fertilise it constantly with beer.
Best find yourself a hard working grass variety.
If it isn't too much shade it's probably a water issue. What type
soil in that corner? Clay soil takes a longer time to absorb
rainfall and gets dry. I'm roughly 100 South of Atlanta and have
spots of clay in my centipede yard that I have to be more diligent in
watering those spots. Light watering for longer periods of time
works better for me.
It is clay soil. Hm, I never thought that I may not have been watering
that particular spot enough. Perhaps, buldling a fence aggrevated the
issue somehow. Will try watering more, followed by beer :-)
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