Top Questions About Dichrondra Plants

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Questions About Dichrondra Plants

Asked by
JMR050 on
September 12, 2012

Q. Dicrondra – Kidney Weed

I have a kidney weed ground cover instead of lawn. Unfortunately, I put too much fertilizer on it and it burnt. How can I revitalize it or do I need to dig it out?

Thanks, Judy

Answered by
Heather on
September 23, 2012
Certified Expert
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I would give it a good watering to help flush out the fertilizer. In theory, it should come back. It is a pretty hardy plant that is difficult to completely kill. But your yard may look pretty sparse for awhile and I am not sure how long you want it to look like that.

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Asked by
Pourdian.m on
May 1, 2015

Q. I got Dichrondra grown in poorly drained soil

They grow very slowly. What can I do to get them grow faster?

Answered by
shelley on
May 1, 2015
Certified Expert
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Given that dichondra prefers loose, clod-free and well-drained soil, I would work on improving the soil. I have linked you to several articles that will help you below:

I would also ensure that you are meeting the plan of care (watering, fertilizing, etc.) that is outlined for dichondra at:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/dichondra/growing-dichondra.htm

How to improve clay soil:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/how-to-improve-clay-soil.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/how-to-easily-improve-your-clay-soil.htm

Improving compacted soil:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/improving-compacted-soil.htm

For more information on the care of dichondra, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/dichondra/growing-dichondra.htm

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Asked by
Trussell29 on
July 3, 2016
Surrey

Q. My lawn

What is this plant that is taking over my lawn very quickly and does anybody know how I get rid of it? It looks like something you would expect to see on the top of a pond?
Thanks

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 6, 2016
Certified Expert
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We did not receive an image. Please try again to upload an image, fill out all the lines on the form for best success.

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Answered by
LuvaLeigh on
July 6, 2016
A.

Sounds like Dichondra. Here is a link that will give you info on how to get rid of it;
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/dichondra/growing-dichondra.htm

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Asked by
carrsa on
December 4, 2017
Tumby Bay Sth Australia

Q. Dichrondra lawn

It’s been growing quite well but has patches that are quite yellow and one or two areas that are looking brown and seem to be dying ,what is the best thing to do please?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
December 4, 2017
Certified Expert
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These areas could be infested with pests, such as moles or other underground rodents. You can take samples of soil to your local extension to find out if you have any deficiencies, or if your pH is out of balance in your soil.

Here are a couple of links that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/dichondra/growing-dichondra.htm

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Asked by
bluestar51 on
March 15, 2018
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Q. dichondra silver falls

My dichondra is a few months old and has grown to about 1 metre. It was looking beautiful we went away for 2 days. I came home and it has browned off on the top.  Is there something I can do to save it?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 16, 2018
Certified Expert
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Could you upload a photo so that I can better see what is going on? This could be many things. Can you tell me a little more about the environment around it?

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 13, 2018

Q. dichondra seeding

When does dichondra go to seed?
I’ve heard it’s twice a year, can you confirm that, and tell me when the plant produces its seeds?

Thank you in advance for your answer.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 13, 2018
Certified Expert
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My research isn't clear on this, though it seems to be reported it would be only once a season.

If grown as a lawn alternative: One of Dichondra's many attractions is that it requires LESS frequent mowing than lawn grasses. It will look neater, however, if mowed at least every two weeks and this will also help to control weeds. Set your mower to a height of 1.5 to 2.0 inches during summer months. Close cutting (3/4 inch) when temperatures are cool encourages dense small leaved turf. Don't' remove too much growth at any one cutting or when you wait too long to mow.

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