This is my first post, so please don't think me an evil person for wanting to change something that may come so naturally... but the magnolia leaves in my yard are wearing me out.
We have two large magnolia trees with healthy green grass underneath, but keeping those leaves off the grass is really working on me. To create a pinestraw bed underneath the circumference of the tree would be to remove about 50% of my yard's grass. Don't want to do that.
The trees are healthy, I think. Is there a way to inhibit them from dropping SO MANY leaves? More water? (We rely 100% on rain right now.) Fertilizer? Anything?