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Shade grass

Posted by aggie_proud 9-10 (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 11, 08 at 23:30

I'm looking for a good covering lawn grass that can live in hot dry full shade with clay soil.

I live in southern texas in a pine forest so it also has to be able to live with pine needles.

I used to have st augustine at my old house and would like something that grows nice and even like that but all I can find that'll grow in full-shade looks kinda patch/ grows in little buntches.

If anyone knows of something that could work for me please let me know :)

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RE: Shade grass

You need to rethink your idea of a lawn.

Consider landscaping instead of turf grass. You will have much better luck finding landscape plants that meet your criteria.

I would probably reach out to the Texas Native Plant society for assistance in finding plants appropriate for soil and climate.

Here is a link that might be useful: Texas Native Plant Society

RE: Shade grass

Have you thought about amending the soil in the shady clay areas before you try turf? Fescues work well in shade but like most grasses, they need good drainage.

Personally, I prefer the landscaping idea myself however.

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