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Growing Grass In A Forest
« on: July 18, 2014, 02:45:08 PM »
I live in a forest type setting and have a lot of trees (tall oak) and with the trees .. I have lots of shade.

I have always had a difficult time in getting grass to grow because the trees suck up all of the water and shade out the grass.

I have tried every grass type known to man and 'even' when I get growth .. it (the grass) dies away pretty quickly.
(no water, lots of shade)

Here is where I need some help ..

My back yard, which has the majority of trees and shade has what looks like patches of grass .. grass that gets zero water (except rain) and almost zero shade!

The thing is, this grass grows very heartily without any help from me or without sun and shade!?

It looks like there may be two different types and I am posting pictures of both in the hope that someone can confirm that this is in fact grass and what type(s) they are?

Thanks Everyone

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Re: Growing Grass In A Forest
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 05:35:17 PM »
Not knowing what type of oak it is, but some give off chemicals that prohibit anything growing near, it's literally kills off the competition.
You may want to go to a nearby park, cut a small patch of their grass growing under the trees and see if it takes on your ground.
Just a few divot sized holes should suffice and they'll grow back in, in no time.
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Re: Growing Grass In A Forest
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 05:44:29 PM »
Hmm... How about some Artificial grass,



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Re: Growing Grass In A Forest
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2014, 06:53:47 PM »
Hmm... How about some Artificial grass,




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Re: Growing Grass In A Forest
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2014, 09:21:21 PM »
Hmm... How about some Artificial grass,

Look how those green "grass leaves" have to through holes in that backing (not at the upper right but behind the "grass" itself). Unless the layer at the right goes below the fake sod, Houston, we have a problem.

You can turn a lawn into plastic, but a dandelion will still find a way.

 

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