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does sycamore leaves and bits of it ruin lawns


By Lee1977

west midlands, United Kingdom

my next door neighbour as a sycamore tree and my lawn is covered from the tree does it ruin lawns



well trees bye nature take the nutrients and the sun so any tree is going to have some effect.what you will get endless numbers of is seedlings every year in your lawn.yes it will but grass is quite hardy ish.perhaps do another planting area there for ferns etc

6 May, 2009


There is a tree outside my boundary fence which does the same, about this time of the year. It could be a sycamore.

In my case, yes, if I have not picked up after it it does damage the grass as it covers it quite thickly and blocks out the light too much. I end up with bare patches if I don't tidy up.

I normally try to scoop the stuff up and stick it in the council garden recycling bin. I don't want lots of baby trees sprouting in the garden, so I don't put them in my compost.

6 May, 2009


ow in the lawn just mow them down but it is a pain and i would say there one of the worst as they drop a lot of stuff all year and they have such broad leaves etc

6 May, 2009


Oh how i hate the one next door to me, a previous neighbour planted it to annoy the guy on the other side of him its now over 40' tall and drops its blooming seed pods all over my garden, flipping sycamores sprouting all over the place, its ok if i catch them early enough easy to pluck out but miss one and they are a b.....r to get out!!!!

6 May, 2009


Yup, we have the same problem too! But it is at the back of our garden, owned by a farmer! (along with several others, but we don't mind the leaves, they're great for compost) You could pick all the leaves up and drown them in bucket(s) of water for a week or so. Then use the water to feed your plants. (the smell will go away and not harm the plants!) Then you can put the drowned contents in the compost.

6 May, 2009


you got to go with what youve got i guess

6 May, 2009


Yep, no good fighting nature, just every day surviving is enough, lol!

6 May, 2009


you cant fight it and shouldnt.nature means everything.plants are just a very small part of a very big food chain

7 May, 2009

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