New homes built to code in Forsyth County, Georgia generally need a shade tree planted in the front yard. Regardless of how close the homes are together or how fast and tall the tree may grow, it’s the law. Eight to ten years down the road, those trees can pose a problem to underground utilities, sidewalks, and driveways. Furthermore, they often create too much shade for a sun-loving Bermuda lawn. One solution may be to remove the tree and replace the lawn with new sod. By doing this, it will create the illusion of a larger lawn that was once appreciated when the house was new and the tree wasn’t imposing a threat to anyone or anything around it.