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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.

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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