Lawn to a ground cover plant suggestions
My lawn was mostly dead or dying and filled with weed grass, so I killed the whole thing this summer. I want to put in a low water ground cover that can still be walked on. It does not have to be a super drought ground cover because I like in San Francisco in a foggy area. Many of the drought plants I have tired such as torch lilies and ceanothus died. The soil is very poor, and I have already tired throwing CA poppy seeds on it and nothing came up. When I water the area the pure sand soil kind of just pool up. So, this winter I have to add some kind of compost. So once I get it ready what is good ground cover that will work? Portulaca grandiflora Moss-rose is a favorite, but when I read about it says must have poor dry soil. I think my current soil is too dry and too poor. But, I hate to add too much and make it not a poor dry soil. I have some iron cross oxalis that I like that I can work with. I got the idea of going to the park and removing some lawn daisies which are weeds here. The ground cover will be subject to small dogs walking and running so I can't use cactus or anything with points. I taking suggestions of good plants that might work. They will not be getting much summer heat at all, but if I don't plant something it will be a giant eye sore and a dust bowl. I heard about the new water restrictions and so it seems like the time to make the change.