Lawn Substitutes

Green Carpet Rupturewort


kkay added on April 27, 2016 | Answered

We are interested in replacing our small lawn with this lawn substitute. Since this plant has a taproot (how long I do not know) and we have gophers who eat roots throughout our hills, is this plant's taproot at risk?


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 28, 2016

Green Carpet Rupturework or Herniaria are not considered 'Gopher resistant'.
Addressing the Gopher issue prior to planting would be the best coarse of action.
Here are some articles that have more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/xeriscape/drought-tolerant-lawn-grass.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lawn-substitutes/green-carpet-lawn/herniaria-green-carpet.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/eliminate-gophers.htm

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