Wednesday, December 26, 2012
What passes as lawn
This is dichondra. A smallish plant with round leaves that grows like a weed in our lawns. If there is enough water and shade, the dichondra will take over the entire lawn. It is nice and green, but has a tendency to die almost instantly if it runs out of a constant water supply in the summer. Bermuda grass is an invasive weed but will grow almost anywhere, under almost any conditions. But it will die out if it is shaded. Dichondra, with its tiny little round leaves, provides just enough shade to kill out the Bermuda grass once the dichondra is established. Hmm. There is probably a lesson there somewhere.