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Q.Front Lawn Has Granite 2 Feet Down, What Can I Grow For A Lawn?

Zone Tehachapi,CA, 93561 | Anonymous added on December 4, 2020 | Answered

Granite is decomposing, grass only lasts a season then dies.

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Answered on December 7, 2020

Your grass should only require about six inches of soil. Are you certain that the type of grass you're planting is a perennial? Have you planted turf grass? I don't think we can determine the problem without knowing what variety of grass you're planting. The decomposing granite may not be what's killing your grass. I would suggest taking a soil sample to your local nursery or even contacting a university extension agency to get to the root of the problem.
Here's a link for your closest extension office:

and here's a page of articles on testing soil and correcting soil problems:

Here are lawn grasses:

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