Posts Tagged ‘mondo’

Groundcover – For Dry Shade

Q: I would like to put a ground cover in dry shade under an oak but my husband thinks all ground covers are invasive. Are there any evergreen groundcovers that would work? If they had a blooming period that would...

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Groundcover – For Bank

Q: My husband and I  are in the process of building a new house and will have a large, steep bank dividing the yard from the road. What can you recommend for a fast, low-growing, attractive ground cover for this...

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Dog Urine – Control Smell

Q: I have a dog run area adjacent to my back patio. It is covered with cypress mulch. The mulch is absorbing urine and this time of year the mulch is not drying out. Do you have any suggestions for...

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English Ivy – Substitutes

Q: I’m looking to replace beds of English ivy with something less intrusive and more controllable. My main objective is ground cover/ground stabilization. The replacement needs to thrive in the same lighting conditions that my ivy does so well in...

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Mondo Grass – Care

Q: I have a question about dwarf mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’). I planted it last year as a groundcover around foundation plants in the hope that someday I wouldn’t have to buy pine straw. It is filling in slowly...

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Shadow Turf, Turffalo – For Lawn

Q: Do you know anything about Turffalo Shadow Grass? We have a lot of shade trees and limited success with centipedegrass and St. Augustinegrass. What is your opinion of this grass? A: Shadow Turf is a named variety of one...

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Salt Water Pool – Using Water in Garden

Q: We have a salt water pool. Will this water hurt our grass or plants? We have to run a little water out when we close it and I want to catch some and use on my plants. A: Other...

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Georgia Tech – Planting School Colors

Q: My daughter is a freshman at Ga. Tech. and I’d like to plant a gold-and-black area in my landscape. I know there’s black mondo grass but what perennial plants would make a yellow color? A: I suggest you surround...

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Scotch Moss – Planting

Q: I plan to plant Scotch moss between the stones in my patio. What kind of soil preparation should I do? A: Scotch Moss (sometimes called Irish moss), Sagina subulata, isn’t really a moss but it has the green, low-growing,...

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Mondo Grass – Control in St. Augustine

Q: Is there a selective herbicide that will remove mondo grass from my St. Augustine lawn? A: University of Georgia weed expert Dr Mark Czarnota says he screened several herbicides and metsulfuron (Manor) works great but might need 2 or...

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Shady area – Grass alternative

Q: I want an alternative to grass for an area of my lawn that is very shady. I need it to prevent soil erosion. Maybe some type of ivy? A: Don’t plant English ivy! Before you know it this vine...

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Zoysia – Overseed

Q: My turf care company told me that I need to overseed the thin zoysia in my shady back yard with zoysiagrass seed. Does this make sense? A: If the thin areas are bare enough that you won’t worry about...

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Mondo grass – Planting

Q: We need advice on using dwarf mondo grass in our shady back yard instead of fescue. How far apart should mondo grass be planted ? A: As fate would have it, I’ve been helping a friend plant sprigs of...

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Mondo grass – Weed control

Q: I have a dry stream bed with stone and dwarf mondo grass that has some weeds in it. How do I control them? A: Imazaquin (Image for Nutgrass) kills many broadleafed weeds plus fescue, ryegrass and crabgrass. Sethoxydim (Vantage)...

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Mondo Grass – Planting Seed

Q: I would like to plant dwarf mondo seed in my yard. If I bought plants it would cost me a fortune to do the yard. What do you suggest? Where can I buy the seed? A: It is difficult...

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Mondo Grass – Making a Lawn

Q: I have heard you talk about how hard it is to grow grass in deep shade. On a recent garden tour, one gardener had a spectacular “lawn” of mondo grass. The gardener said that she sprigged the yard with...

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Mondo Grass – Expediting Growth

Q: I have a very large area of mondo grass I planted control erosion. It has not filled in very fast. Is there anything I can do to expedite growth? A: As with lawn grass, regular fertilization will speed growth....

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Wildlife – Trees and Shrubs to Attract

Q: We recently moved here from New Mexico, so I could teach at Georgia Tech, and bought a new house. What small trees should we consider planting under our tall pines that will attract birds? Are there special guidelines for...

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