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Los Angeles, CA - Hardiness Zo
grumperella
Jul 4, 2017 2:30 PM CST
I live in the SF Valley in North L.A. - unlike Santa Monica, the Valley gets HOT, 90s-100s in the summer, 60s-70s in the winter. According to USDA map, I'm in Hardiness Zone 10b.

Our backyard is huge and all lawn - we want to replace it completely to save on watering & maintenance costs.

We want a ground cover that will do well with light traffic (no kids running around on it daily, but it will get use), FULL SUN, and should be drought-resistant. I would like it to be hardy, evergreen (as much as possible) and WALKABLE - it should be pleasant to walk on with bare feet.

I've been doing lots of research, but cannot seem to find anything that meets all of these criteria. Can someone help me who knows more about this?

So far these options seem to fit some, but not all of the criteria. Am I on the right track?

- Dwarf Mondo Grass

- Micro-clovers or Dutch clover

- Green Carpet Rupturewort (Herniaria glabra)

- Creeping Wire Vine

- Scotch or Irish Moss
Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Jul 4, 2017 3:58 PM CST
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http://www.latimes.com/home/la...

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