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    06 / 11 / 2016

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i’m looking for a ground cover to fill in bare spots in a shady backyard. i’ve seen this (weed?) growing well without anyone caring for it, and it’s low so it doesn’t require mowing 🙂 is it indeed a weed, and do you see any downside to using it to ‘fill in” bare spots?


  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Link below with images of few cultivars.

    June 14th, 2016 at 1:03am

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Maybe one of the species of the Dichondra genus. This might be D. repens? Link below will help you decide to grow it as ground cover or not. You could also do more research on the pros and cons. In my humble experiences, usually when a plant grows well by itself, it just will be more works to keep it in check in the future. Best wishes!

    June 14th, 2016 at 1:15am

  • bullfroghollow Master Identifier says:

    Only drawback is it’s a cool season plant and when it warms up your bare spots will return. this link may help you identify your plant.

    June 13th, 2016 at 8:02pm

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