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Grass Suggestions

Posted by bob64 6 (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 25, 06 at 16:50

I have two areas that could use some grass or something grass-like that can take regular mowing. I strongly prefer native plants. Both areas are shady but get moderate sunlight.
One is a high traffic area that also gets soggy a lot and has more or less loamy soil and, now, a fair amout of silt from the drainage problem.
The other area is highly compacted earth bordering a sidewalk and gets a normal amount of moisture. I am in Westchester County, New York.
Any suggestions are appreciated.

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RE: Grass Suggestions

High traffic, shade, soggy and a drainage problem. Grass will not grow here and continuing to put high traffic on soggy soil will result in compacted soil where nothing will grow.

Suggest that you fix the drainage problem. If not fixable, then can you build a stone dust or gravel or stepping stone path for the high traffic area?

Instead of mowing beside the sidewalk, would a low growing ground cover work?

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RE: Grass Suggestions

Thanks for the suggestions.
I improved the drainage problem a lot by diverting the flow of an intermittent spring away from the area and cleaning out a nearby drain but still get a fair amount of water in the area. The high traffic/soggy area is supposed to be a mini-playground. I don't know why it is receiving so much more water as of late. Maybe neighbors did something to increase runoff? Maybe damage to tree canopy did it?

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