groundcover or grass for deep shade
There is no grass that is happy in deep shade, so a groundcover would be preferred. Then you need to consider whether this is under a tree (competition for water) or in the shade of a house (look for trees around it). Will it get automatically watered or is it naturally wet? Will it be walked on (no groundcover takes a lost of traffic or dog urination).
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the Linden was planted in 1960 and shade an entire 1000 sq.ft of area facing East. there is no traffic; soil is part sandy and drainage is good; watering 3 times weekly as per Denver Water.What groundcover would you suggest?
Groundcover for deep shade: Thank You for the information regarding suggestions for a grass alternative;I tried to give you relevant information re: the growing conditions; What additional information do you need?
There are so many plants that might work, it is hard to recommend only a few but here are some favorites: Barren Strawberry (Waldsteinia ternata) which has yellow flowers in spring and the added advantage of being evergreen, Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum) with tiny, white, sweet-smelling flowers in May, and Plumbago (Cerastigma plumbaginoides) which blooms electric blue in late summer, then develops wine-red fall color.