My next door neighbor's corner lot
A yard around the corner
Rocky outcropping frequent in this neighborhood
Here is the story....most of the folks in my little piece of heaven can't grow grass. We happily mow the faux grass....and lawn mowing services thrive here (the yards are big). Take this rocky slope....do you see grass? Not really.
To be fair, there was more grass like growth before the 2007 drought, but even then it wasn't what a real grass lover would call lawn.
It doesn't make sense to me to try to get turf to grow in this less than friendly to turf environment. Too much work for too little return. So I am searching for low growing carex/sedge alternatives.
A recent article suggests growing native grasses like Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium ) and mowing them until June/July and then letting them go to seed. I better check those weed laws!
If any of you have any thoughts or ideas do please share.