I have a Norway maple tree in my front yard...north side of my house. (Didn't plant it...came with the house... It's a mature tree with a dense canopy and the root system from hell...NOTHING will grow under it. I've tried growing grass...even Scotts EZ Green that will grow on concrete...for the past few years. It starts out ok but I always end up with zero grass and loads of dirt by fall.
Is there anything I can grow under this tree or am I stuck with mulch, mulch and nothing but mulch? I'm trying to plan something for spring but am rather stymied. Will shade-loving perennials do well or will the roots eventually choke them out? I've thought of just screaming like a banshee and hacking the tree down with an axe but my neighbors might get nervous....LOL Containers might be ok if I can arrange them in a pleasing way, but dang it....there must be SOMETHING that will grow....besides weeds...any ideas anyone??