A horticulturalist friend was telling me about Buffalo
grass. A hardy, drought tollerant, western native
grass that is used in xerioscape gardening. Maybe
that would help.
--- Richard Morris <webmaster@...
> Can anyone help Bill with this?
> > Bill (billtgibson@...) added the
> > We have a house in Lake Tahoe at an elevation of
> 6000 feet. Winter blankets us every year with about
> 3 feet of snow for 4 months. The soil is sandy and
> dusty and full of pine needles, and the sunlight is
> filtered. I�m looking for the best ground cover to
> create a thick grass-like carpet that my family can
> recreate on. This is a vacation home and we are
> rarely there so we can�t water, mow or maintain it.
> Does such a plant exist? Much thanks.
> > 6000 ft elevation, Northern California, snowy
> winters, sandy soil, filtered sun
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