• Ground cover for large shady lawn?

    I have a new property with a big back yard with an eastern exposure and lots of trees. I have children and dogs. I would like to use something other than grass, since I think it will be hard to ...

  • New sod has problems

    We laid new sod last summer in our semi-shady back yard, on new soil.  This spring saw a lush growth spurt, but then holes appeared, getting worse during the summer, and the grass turned brown, suggesting grub infestation. For the ...