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I live in North Central Texas and I want to find a grass that will grow
under several oak trees. I have tried several types, but what I've tried
either will not come up at all, or dies soon afterwards if I don't water
every day in the summer heat. One area gets a lot of foot traffic from the
neighborhood kids. The other areas get no traffic at all.

Any suggestions?



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On Thu, 10 Aug 2006 00:43:40 -0500, "Freckles"
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I live in North Central Texas and I want to find a grass that will grow
under several oak trees. I have tried several types, but what I've tried
either will not come up at all, or dies soon afterwards if I don't water
every day in the summer heat. One area gets a lot of foot traffic from the
neighborhood kids. The other areas get no traffic at all.

Any suggestions?



We have mondo grass growing in the shade and it has done well but it
won't take traffic. Red fescue is another choice. Most grasses need
some sun, if just an hour of dappled sunlight, to grow well.
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Freckles wrote:
I live in North Central Texas and I want to find a grass that will grow
under several oak trees. I have tried several types, but what I've tried
either will not come up at all, or dies soon afterwards if I don't water
every day in the summer heat. One area gets a lot of foot traffic from the
neighborhood kids. The other areas get no traffic at all.

Any suggestions?



Consider 'raising the crown' and 'thinning' the trees.

Consider something other than grass (ajuga, lamium, etc.)


Carl


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Carl 1 Lucky Texan wrote:
Freckles wrote:
I live in North Central Texas and I want to find a grass that will
grow under several oak trees. I have tried several types, but what
I've tried either will not come up at all, or dies soon afterwards if
I don't water every day in the summer heat. One area gets a lot of
foot traffic from the neighborhood kids. The other areas get no
traffic at all.

Any suggestions?


Consider 'raising the crown' and 'thinning' the trees.

Consider something other than grass (ajuga, lamium, etc.)


Carl


In addition, you may want to consider sedge.
http://www.bbg.org/gar2/topics/susta...s/lawns/5.html


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