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Groundcovers Newsletter


How to Grow Grass in Heavy Shade

Sorry - it can’t be done. Trees and grass both need the sunlight. Trees win! There is a solution - shade-loving groundcovers. Hard surface materials such as decomposed granite, flagstone, lava gravel and natural mulches can be used along with shade loving shrubs, ferns and other plants but turf grasses just won’t cut it.
Here’s the groundcover list - similar to what we recently did on vines - to cover the best for shade and choices for other conditions.

To discuss this newsletter or any other topic, tune in each Sunday 8am - 11am central time to the Dirt Doctor Radio Show.The call-in phone number is 1-866-444-3478. Listen on the internet or click here to find a station in your area.

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Naturally yours,

Howard Garrett


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