Texas Gardening forum→Ground cover or plant for heavily watered area

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slgs_13
Apr 5, 2021 6:32 PM CST
I am looking for a plant that will thrive and spread on my property under our aerobic septic sprinklers. The large area gets watered quite heavily at least daily, and of course, I get very fast growth of all types of grasses and weeds that cause for lots of mowing.

I'd like to plant something that will thrive with this type of watering and act as a ground cover to overwhelm the native weeds, but that won't get too tall, to allow the sprinklers to spray out fully. It is currently full sun, but I've planted a couple of Mexican Sycamore and bald cypress trees, so it would need to be shade tolerant in the future.

I hope there is something that will work for this space. Any ideas are greatly appreciated. I live in north west Comal county by Canyon Lake. Thanks 😁😁😁
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
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kittriana
Apr 13, 2021 2:33 PM CST
Comal County, is Dripping Springs near you? just curious, beautiful diverse conditions there.
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slgs_13
Apr 15, 2021 8:17 PM CST
I am about 30 miles south of Dripping Springs.
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Container Gardener Herbs Moon Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers Heirlooms
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kittriana
Apr 15, 2021 8:48 PM CST
I cannot help much, I do have the aerobics, water that soaks the area, but we are happy to have the St Augustine, of course interspersed with weeds and yaupon, and crawfish. Also have trees like water oaks and 4 other types, American holly, elms, sweetgums, Chinese Tallow trees. Even my trees are weeds, chuckl.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 18, 2021 12:12 PM CST
Bahia grass will crowd out most weeds. It is a pasture grass but looks much like St Augustine if it is kept mowed.
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