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Old 01-11-2018, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Nearly all the houses I looked at back in August had one of two kinds of back yards: something almost wholly tiled, graveled or concreted in, or weeds and sandy dirt. I get it, English Manor lawns don't thrive here (and cost a fortune to keep green).

So I am going to screen off the upper part of my back yard with a short privacy fence and do something with that level ground to make it usable as a patio... but the remaining 3/4 is a slope down to the back fences and pretty much useless except for kids and dogs to run around.

Is there any good ground cover that will thrive, take a little pounding, not require frequent mowing or trimming and look better than random scraggly weeds?
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Buffalo grass, although it isnít as good as Kentucky bluegrass for foot traffic.

Kentucky bluegrass does fine if you have an irrigation system.

Buffalograss Lawns - 7.224 - ExtensionExtension
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:33 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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We overseeded with a pretty resilient grass blend designed for the Front Range that you can find at metro area garden centers, but it doesn't trim itself, so you'd still have to mow. Otherwise, I got nothin'. Sorry.
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