Planting grass or alternative

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Ywalleye, Mar 16, 2003.

  1. Ywalleye

    Ywalleye LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have an area in my back yard that has a gradual slope to a pond it is about 8,000 sq. ft. I,ve tried natural prairie grass and flowers and it didn't seem to work out, I had alot of weed problems etc. and everthing seemed to grow to about 5-6' tall. I'm looking for something shorter, is there anything that would be an alternative to grass with minimum maintenance, or would grass be the way to go? Thank you:confused:
  2. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 538

    Try Buffalo Grass. Very low maintenance. Good for slopes or banks. I'm not sure how it will do in Minnesota though.
  3. rkk95

    rkk95 LawnSite Member
    from west PA
    Messages: 165

    in PA we would use crown vetch, takes a long time to grow, but very low maintenance
  4. what about hard fescue and chewing fescue doesn't grow too high, low n 1 to 2lbs/yr more like 1 in mn

    leave unmowed, or mow 2 -5 times per year if you wish

    Make sense, its late her

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