Dec 04, 2012 2:12 pm
I have a large number of deciduous trees in my backyard that each autumn drop a mass of leaves, covering the ground and then killing off any lawn that exists under them. The fallow ground is then invaded by weeds (including the ubiquitous wandering trad).
I was wondering, rather than relaying turf whether planting dichondra repens would be a better alternative and whether this would be able to survive the blanket of leaves in the autumn. Has anyone experience with this?
Re: Dichondra repens as lawn2
Dec 08, 2012 12:38 am
Dichondra is a good ground cover for the right situation but doesn't take "traffic". It enjoys damp soil and doesn't like being allowed to dry out. It copes with shade and light leaf litter. You would still have to rake the mass of leaves away, it would grow through a light covering of leaves but wouldn't cope with a "blanket". I doubt if many plants would.
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fyeahmBuffalo lawn with other grass coming through.Buffalo lawn with other grass coming through.
I believe the invader is Winter Grass? If so, you might want to try Amgrow Winter Grass Killer from Bunnings ($24). It kills the Winter Grass, not the Buffalo.