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Will ice plant penetrate Zoysia?

Posted by JarmySC 8 (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 9, 13 at 12:36

After reading through most of the posts in this forum, I see that ice plant is probably a good candidate for groundcover on my sloping, clay "soil" section of yard that I qualify as full sun. Problem is I have zoysia, which is a great grass but almost impenetrable now that its fully established. I can't get sod busting equipment to this section of yard because of septic lines. I've considered sheet mulching, but I'm concerned that the whole mulch bed will just slide downhill during a heavy rain.
I'd like to replace the zoysia with a good groundcover. Do you think it's possible that ice plant, once established, can eventually "push out" the zoysia?
BTW, my zone is listed as 8 for my zip code, but the area I'm in within that zip code is closer to 9. Additionally, being in eastern central SC, high humidity is a factor to consider with plantings.
Thanks for any and all input!

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RE: Will ice plant penetrate Zoysia?

Nothing will "push out" zoyzia. If you want to replace it, you'll have to get rid of it.

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