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Q.What Can I Grow In My Front Yard?

Zone 23456 | Anonymous added on March 9, 2024 | Answered

Hello! My front yard has a large tree that provides a ton of shade in the spring/summer months. Over the years, we’ve lost all of our grass. We do have kids that play in the yard fairly often. Is there anything we can grow here? We’re okay with a grass, but also open to other alternatives. Clovers, moss maybe? We really don’t care, as long as it’s safe for the kids to play on and will cover the dirt in the yard, lol. Thank you!!

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Answered on March 11, 2024

For your shaded front yard, consider low-maintenance ground covers suitable for play areas. Creeping Jenny, Ajuga, and Vinca Minor are colorful options that thrive in partial shade, providing vibrant foliage and flowers. Pachysandra and Sweet Woodruff are excellent ground cover choices with spreading growth habits, while White Clover offers a soft alternative to traditional grass, creating a safe and comfortable play surface. If you're open to a unique aesthetic, explore Moss Gardens for a lush, carpet-like appearance. Tailor your choice based on local climate and soil conditions for a beautiful and child-friendly outdoor space.

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