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Re: Lawn substitutes


It is sunny, and on a slope. Fescue hasnt done well.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Josh Haskell" <haskell@ncweb.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 10:43 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Lawn substitutes


> Peggy,
>
>           The first step is to figure out why the grass won't grow: too
much
> shade?  Too dry??  Lots of grasses can grow in red clay if the other
> conditions are there.  If shade is the problem, consider ground covers
such
> as myrtle or pachysandra.
>
>                                                          Josh Haskell
>                                                          Ohio -- zone 5
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peggy Elliott" <pegster57@ntelos.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 10:21 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] Lawn substitutes
>
>
> > I have tried for 3 years in a row to grow grass in the bald spots in my
> > backyard.  I have very poor red clay soil in zone 7 (Virginia).  I've
> tried
> > clover (which I think fixes nitrogen, right?) with minimal success.  Any
> > suggestions for something green that is wimpy enough to be cut with a
> > non-gas powered (reel) mower? I'm very happy with the crabgrass and it
> does
> > well in my soil, but it doesnt fill in until darn near summer, and the
> > muddly paws drive me crazy.
> >
> > -Peg
> >
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