New Home, Dead Grass
Just purchased a home in Pompano Beach, FL, about a mile west of ocean. The soil is complete sand, which baffles me. The home had grass which was really just weeds and the company that sprayed for white flies also killed all the weeds. I hated to do it but all the trees were coated in white flies and the ficus hedge was completely denuded.
1. I would like to have no grass as from reading it seems to be a resource drain on so many levels but what do I do with the strip of land between the road and the sidewalk? The house is on Harbor Drive which has a green strip down the center and on my side there is a strip of land between the road and the sidewalk which neighbors have filled with grass or weeds masquerading as grass. Who owns that bit of land?
2. Where would I find the laws on this? I would like to plant something that is native, easy to care for and looks psuedo grassy but I'm not sure of the restrictions if any. Does anyone know? Any ideas on what to plant? And the trash gets wheeled and dumped there twice a week so I'm wondering if anything will grow.
3. Also does anyone know of someone who sells bulk compost in Broward County?
4. And what is the best mulch for South FL?
And as I'm sure everyone else has experienced this sand stresses me out. I know many wonderful things grow as I've seen the small bits of native landscape that remains but it's not the soil I'm used to. Thank you very much in advance for sharing your wisdom. Tami in Pompano Beach