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Old 12-30-2017, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Mendocino, CA
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This is a very common type of lawn grass in Singapore. It has great color and seems to grow very slowly, perfect for lazy people such as myself. Does anyone know if this grass is available in the US? Thank you.

https://florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg/...l.aspx?id=1711

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Old 12-30-2017, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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Looks nice, but from the information you provided;

Habitat :
Flourish well in moist soil, and humid areas, used widely as a lawn grass in the tropical and subtropical area.

Few areas in the US would qualify....you might try South Florida Grassing., or Turfgrass Producers of Florida

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Old 12-30-2017, 09:04 AM
 
Location: NC
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We always need to concern ourselves with whether a species grows "too well" in one of our climates. If it does, it could become invasive and over-run other desirable species that are used as ornamentals or for food. So if you cannot find it, do not import it without asking questions at an agricultural college or similar.
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Mendocino, CA
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So happy to find that this grass is available in US' southeast states (FL, AL, MI, LA, GA, even VA)!

But I haven't found a lawn company site that specifically offer this grass. Am gonna try to bring it to California...
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Mendocino, CA
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I found one company that sells seeds for "carpetgrass". However, the grass in their picture is not as pretty as the picture I have above. The store's grass is not as green (OK color maybe a lighting thing), growth pattern not as neat, and the leaves don't have the wave edges. Do you think it's the same grass?

https://hancockseed.com/carpetgrass-...oated-933.html
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:29 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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So happy to find that this grass is available in US' southeast states (FL, AL, MI, LA, GA, even VA)!

But I haven't found a lawn company site that specifically offer this grass. Am gonna try to bring it to California...
That kind of carpet grass is considered a highly invasive species in all of the countries where it has naturalized. First you better find out if California has regulations against importing it into the state. Save yourself the risk of getting many thousands of dollars in fines for illegal importation of an invasive species into an important agricultural state.


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Old 01-04-2018, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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More important illegalities aside, ya think the climate may be a little different in your area, than in the states listed below ?

Warm winters, warmer summers, huuuuumid, warm summer nights...sound like Mendocino ?

"So happy to find that this grass is available in US' southeast states (FL, AL, MI, LA, GA, even VA"...gotta admit, I'm wondering when MI got moved to the Southeast ?

Just curious, what is the obsession with this variety of grass ?

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Old 01-04-2018, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Mendocino, CA
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More important illegalities aside, ya think the climate may be a little different in your area, than in the states listed below ?

Warm winters, warmer summers, huuuuumid, warm summer nights...sound like Mendocino ?

"So happy to find that this grass is available in US' southeast states (FL, AL, MI, LA, GA, even VA"...gotta admit, I'm wondering when MI got moved to the Southeast ?

Just curious, what is the obsession with this variety of grass ?

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Gemstone1
Looks good and requires mowing only twice a year.
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:11 AM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Well, it is red flagged as an invasive species and noxious weed in California and reported as being a problem in natural areas in several places in USA. Its presence has already been reported in a natural area in one county in southern California. You can get more information and see which California county that is on the map at this website. https://www.invasive.org/browse/subinfo.cfm?sub=13936

OP, for your information, with California being such an important agricultural state it has extremely strict regulations and some of the highest criminal charges and fines in the USA for importation, planting or encouraging the growth of noxious and/or invasive species on your property. Ignorance of the law is not accepted as a valid excuse since property owners are required to make themselves aware of the regulations. If you plant something that is invasive or otherwise against regulations you can be 100% guaranteed that somebody will detect and report it. Once it's reported you would be inspected, fined and required to destroy any invasives on your property. That might include tearing up the grounds and destroying other landscaping to ensure the complete eradication of the invasives. If your invasive gets onto your neighbours' properties that can mean additional expenses and legal problems for you with your neighbours and you might be required to pay for the eradication of your invasives on their properties.

For your own protection and peace of mind and to save your bank account and help ensure good relationships with your neighbours and county regulators - always, always research the legalities and regulations for your state and county for any new plants that you're interested in growing BEFORE you decide you are going to import it and try to grow it.

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Old 01-05-2018, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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I would hope you agree that the state's agricultural wellbeing trumps your desire for a low maintenance lawn.

Check here to ask the experts.

Invasive species are introduced by all sorts of well meaning folks, don't become one. Some of California's invasive species.

Dichondra is an established, lower maintenance lawn type ground cover, apparently suitable for your area.


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Gemstone1
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