We’ve had two straight weeks of rain and constant drizzle and I still can’t get that grass to take root.
Stick a fork in it – I’m done.
That grass isn’t the nice easy stuff that grows just about anywhere else in my garden – all I need to do is spread a little seed. That grass (pronounced through the gritted teeth of frustration) is the culmination of a few years of trying every gimmick, variety, and installation method the turf grass industry offers, and still, I look out upon a couple of weedy tufts and dust.
I’m not sure why that grass won’t grow – certainly a variety of factors are at play (soil, slope, moisture, exposure, etc) but I’ve finally decided to quit. As I become the ever-more seasoned gardener, I’ve learned that not only can you not win in a battle with mother nature, but often, the best way forward is to find a mutually agreeable third-party solution. I think of it as garden diplomacy. I want lush ground cover (grass) – she (mother nature) doesn’t – so we must find an alternative.
I have decided to take a cue from what I see working. I’m hoping that these are options that thrive in a way that grass does not.
I’m curious if anyone else has opted to replace turf with a different ground cover. What did you use and how did it work for you? I’d love a more few ideas!
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