The Q&A Archives: Landscaping grass

Question: Part of my patio is large sections of washed concrete rectangles that were laid out with wooden slats inbetween. The wood rotted out and weeds grow in between constantly. What kind of grass can I plant in the slat openings to give it a softer look and the upkeep will be easier?

Answer: If you don't want to fill the cracks with crushed stones, how about purchasing some bermuda sod and cutting it into small strips to fill in the cracks? It won't need mowing very often and when it does you can simply use a weed whacker. I'd excavate the area down at least 3-4 inches and set the sod in the cracks so it is just at the same level as the concrete. Or, you can plant a creeping groundcover such as creeping thyme. It won't need mowing at all. Best wishes with your patio.

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