We cut down two HUMONGOUS pine trees this past March. I miss them terribly! They shaded my entire front yard and the front of my house and gave me privacy. Unfortunately, we had no choice.
We ground the stumps and had two tons of topsoil brought in. We leveled it and planted 50 lbs of grass seed. In less than two weeks, we had the healthiest, greenest patch of weeds you've ever seen! We had to kill it all off and start over, so my husband worked on that and I moved all my shade plants over about 40 feet under my maple. I hate shallow roots!! My garden is a little sparse, but my plant budget has been exhausted.