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Name: Larry
Hill Country TX (Zone 8b)
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ricelg
Aug 10, 2019 1:39 PM CST
Anyone know where I can get Mondo Grass seed? I'm rehabilitating an area and I need a fair amount. Don't really want to pay for 5-6 flats...
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Aug 10, 2019 2:16 PM CST
Don't do it by seed or transplant. Unless you can contain it, it will be like the houseguest that never leaves.

I don't know what specific type I have. Mondo, monkey, lirope or other relatives. I 'borrowed' some from a neighbor to cover a nekkid spot in a side yard. It's taken over that area and turned the corner and is now happily invading the backyard. It is extremely hard to dig it up altho I'm working on it. This hot weather is slowing me down tho.

Maybe there's a variety that's not so wicked. Dunno.
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 10, 2019 6:58 PM CST
We transplanted Dwarf Mondo Grass in place of a lawn and between stone pathways. Lots of flats! It grows ever so slow, so I think that was the best option for thick coverage. Slow growing. Evergreen. Never needs mowing. Winter/freeze hardy.. Not invasive. Heres the most recent photo of a pathway we redid, moving plugs between the stone. They took like a charm and totally filled in over the summer.
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Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 11, 2019 6:44 PM CST
Here it is today about 6 weeks after planting.
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Aug 12, 2019 11:18 AM CST
I obviously don't have the same type as you do Cheryl.

I'm wondering (but doubtful) if I can use a lasagna style method to make sure it doesn't grow back.
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plantmanager
Jan 18, 2020 6:32 PM CST
Cheryl, are those recycled shower doors edging your patio? I have some that I was thinking of mosaicking for the garden, but I like the idea of enclosing an area too.
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Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jan 20, 2020 1:35 PM CST
plantmanager said:Cheryl, are those recycled shower doors edging your patio? I have some that I was thinking of mosaicking for the garden, but I like the idea of enclosing an area too.

Hmmmmm? Not sure what you are seeing. Maybe the greenhouse in the background?? That is the only thing that look like shower doors. Otherwise no. Just the dwarf Monkey Grass surround the paving and some moss rock and flagstone.
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