Hi - I planted hundreds of new trees from seedlings (mostly maple). I
also planted my lawn at the same time and the lawn seed blew into the
tree area. I use a tow-behind tiller that will get 99% of the job
done, except I have these dense clumps of grass around each tree. The
maple trees are more like bushes than trees, and I don;t know how to
easily get rid of these clumps of grass around each tree.
I was thinking of getting a 5 hp front tine tiller, but (as the trees
are like bushes) I'm afraid of tearing-up all those bottom branches.
I was also thinking of one of those mini-tillers. I think they would
damage to those bottom branches, but I'm wondering if these
small tillers would take forever to cut-up that sod/grass clump.
Or, should I just leave it? The trees are a couple of years old and
are about 2 feet tall now. Would the grass have much of an effect on
the tree growth? The clumps are about 12x12 or 16x16. As it is lawn
grass, I expect it will grow less than a foot high.
I tried manually tilling/removing the grass. Let's just say that's
not an option.