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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:05 am 
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I currently have a healthy bermuda yard. However, do to lot size, I have two strips of yard that are shaded. I there a shade tolerant grass that I could plant that will do well with heat and not compete with the Bermuda (where it is healthy). The two areas are about 6'x 30' side areas. Thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:02 pm 
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It is not a grass but Horseherb is one that HG is recommending highly. I am considering planting some in a similar area, contingent on neighbor approval. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:04 am 
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Thanks....

That sounds like an attractive option for the one small side section. However, the other side leads to the gate to the back yard (foot traffic) - so I am still in need of a shade tolerant grass that can co-exist with bermuda (fine blade type not tiff).


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:28 am 
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Horse herb can take some traffic. There is no shade-tolerant grass for north Texas but you could try grass-like Mondo grass (Ophiopogon). You could work in some stepping stones and plant the Mondo between.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:58 pm 
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the suggestions above are good, but fescue will grow here if it doesnt get excessive traffic, is allowed to grow tall[3-4"'], and you are prepared to give it additional water in the heat of summer. also you will most-likely need to pepper it with seed in the fall to keep it looking dense.

i bet i get some disagreement, but it will work.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 2:55 pm 
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Green Mamas had it last year, in 4" pots I believe. I would bet the other organic shops would have it too. :mrgreen:

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