Grass & tree roots - can they mix?
Hi! My husband & I are in the process of purchasing a home in the Ahwatukee Foothills area with a HOA that takes care (??) of the front areas. We have been living in this house for almost a year and have found that the right side of our front lawn is great, but the left side is a dirt lot. There is a 20-year old tree in the middle of the lawn with some root exposure. I can understand the summer grass not growing over the whole root, but that doesn't explain the rest of the lawn being nothing but dirt. I spoke with the property management liason today who said there is grass, but not on the roots. Well, there is no grass there at all (and I don't think it is even being watered)!! As far as the PMC & HOA are concerned the area will remain "as it is" (although it is the only lawn area without grass in the whole neighborhood). We have been given the options of cutting down the tree, digging out the roots & placing sod (at our own expense) or replacing the area with gravel (we would be the only front with gravel).
Help!! Are there any suggestions?? I hate this!!