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RE: New Avocado Trees (Follow-Up #24)

posted by: walknnancy on 09.14.2007 at 06:25 pm in California Gardening Forum

The Sunset Western Garden book says that St. Augustine grass will grow under an avocado tree. Has anyone experienced this to be true? I live in zone 18. My tree covers half of the yard (giant trunk)and I would love to have something other than dirt under the tree. I'm even considering artificial grass but have no idea how that will affect the tree.


I've got two huge Haas trees in my backyard in Ventura, CA. They were planted in the 1960s. I have been unable to grow anything under the trees so my backyard is all dirt. A few years back I tried some dichondra which grew with a lot of work. Now crabgrass has taken over the dichondra and is doing really well..for the 1st time in 30 years my backyard is turning green. I found this site while searching for the "downside" to the crabgrass.
clipped on: 05.23.2012 at 02:21 pm    last updated on: 05.23.2012 at 02:26 pm