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Jun 14, 2020 3:36 PM CST
Lancaster, South Carolina
Not plant related but my yard looks very good besides this side. No grass will grown. I'm guessing it's due to lack of sun or the massive tree roots. Do you guys have any ideas on what I could do to "beautify" these spots? Thank you
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Jun 14, 2020 3:47 PM CST
Name: sumire
Reno, Nevada (Zone 6a)
Welcome!
I'm sure the lack of grass is due to the lack of sun right there.

There are many options for a spot like this one with nice mature trees. Did you want to maintain access through that gate?
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Jun 14, 2020 3:56 PM CST
Lancaster, South Carolina
sumire said: Welcome!
I'm sure the lack of grass is due to the lack of sun right there.

There are many options for a spot like this one with nice mature trees. Did you want to maintain access through that gate?


Thank you for the response. I had a feeling it was lack of sun. My wife and I purchased this property about a year ago and those are the only two spots. I would like to maintain gate access
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Jun 14, 2020 4:08 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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You could put down some gravel or bark and/or put in a couple big pots with shade loving plants in them.
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Jun 14, 2020 7:30 PM CST
Name: Sally
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My first impulse is a big load of mulch over the whole thing, and some accents as Daisy suggested.
Might possibly go in later and add some limited plantings. But everything is fighting tree roots and shade.
Plant it and they will come.
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Jun 16, 2020 10:03 AM CST
Lancaster, South Carolina
sumire said: Welcome!
I'm sure the lack of grass is due to the lack of sun right there.

There are many options for a spot like this one with nice mature trees. Did you want to maintain access through that gate?


Thank you for the response. I had a feeling it was lack of sun. My wife and I purchased this property about a year ago and those are the only two spots. I would like to maintain gate access
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Jun 16, 2020 10:22 AM CST
Name: GERALD
Lockhart, Texas (Zone 8b)
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I agree. Most grasses will have little chance. Of course, you would probably like to find something that will thrive all year. I use wedelia for mostly shade ground cover, and it spreads like mad to fill a space with only some starts. But it dies back in winter and comes storming back in the spring. Other shade ground covers can work. Check for your area.

I also made heavy use of cast iron plant for shade. It takes almost no care and hates sun. I see it being described as for cool climates, but I did wonderfully in Central Texas. Good for borders and around that space would do a lot to hide the fact that the rest if sparse.
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