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Grow grass on red clay and slope

Posted by kayreed1945 Texas (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 20, 13 at 11:54

I bought this house last year and it had no grass in the back yard. All the top soil had washed away. I put in a gravel barrier to keep water from damaging my slab again. I put in st Augustine sod. I could not do the whole yard at one time so put them across the yard. I have lots of runners. Some are rooting and some are not. The ones not rooting are growing way above the ground. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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RE: Grow grass on red clay and slope

Well what you describe is Hardpan aka Ouklip. There is no inexpensive and/or easy fix. Hardpan is impervious to water and vital nutrients for the most part. You are going to have to break it up and bring in top soil.

RE: Grow grass on red clay and slope

Where do you live?

That's normal for St Aug to have runners above the ground. Has nothing to do with the soil.

RE: Grow grass on red clay and slope

I live in Longview, Tx Close to Louisiana. These runners are really up high. I have tripped on them several times.

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