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Old 05-18-2014, 04:23 PM
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They have expansive soils and the wet/dry change is similar to frost heave.
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:36 PM
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:06 PM
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anybody ever see san Francisco?


Happens and is done all the time.


Now I will speak as a lawn pro.....grass can be grown in filtered sun light, controlled watering, proper cutting height and low traffic. Oh did I mentioned PROPER CUTTING HIEIGHT.

Its done all the time in San Fran and the peninsula. And to top it off, its done in clay soils.

So it can be done if the conditions present itself.
What type of turf does one use for this?
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:36 AM
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Filtered sunlight is what some of those over-treed landscapes are only wishing for. When a homeowner won't even cut low branches away, the lawn is more or less doomed, and yet, some of these same folks have the bare areas seeded every spring, and see actual grass getting a toehold, which is then followed by their overload of trees leafing out and shading the new grass into oblivion.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:37 PM
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Another one is the high septic tank. Heats up every summer and cooks. I try to them to accept it and plan around it. A nice wiskey barrel right over the cover with mulch and plantings around it. At least then when it is built up it dosnt look rediculous
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:39 PM
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What type of turf does one use for this?
Best luck is a improved rye Kentucky blue mix.

Another one that works is what we call sports turf but its dwarf fescue\blue grass mix.



Like the other have said, you need to get some indirect sunlight.
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