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Re: Lawn substitutes

I've been looking for :L. spicata but havent found it anywhere - any

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 4:48 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Lawn substitutes

> Well, Peggy, Liriope is easy from seed and L. spicata is the running
> form and will, with some time, fill in around planted bits on its own
> - it's the best one for groundcover as L. muscari is a clump former
> and stays in a clump.  Get your hands on some seed and start
> propagating:-)
> I think, once established, Liriope would even withstand dog traffic -
> it is tough, tough, tough.
> What you need to do is attack this in small bits - carve a bit out of
> the grass and plant Liriope or something else this year and next year
> enlarge the area and keep that up until you've covered all  you want.
>  That way, it's not such a massive nor expensive proposition at one
> go.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Peggy Elliott <pegster57@ntelos.net>
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> > I'd love to do it all in liriope, but I have a LOT of area to cover
> (my
> > entire back yard) and 2 dogs..  :^(
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