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Dichondra, a warm season ground cover, grows close to the ground, not over 2" tall.


Dichondra

Dichondra

Dichondra is a dense high quality ground cover, but not a true lawn grass. Dichondra is low growing with beautiful color. Dichondra is a warm season plant with oval shaped leaves, often used for low maintenance and erosion control areas. Can be mowed.

Dichondra is best adapted for cool coastal conditions. It will grow in partial shade, but does best in full sun. Because dichondra does not tolerate heavy traffic, it is better adapted for smaller areas rather than large lawns or where mowing is difficult. Broadleaf weed invasions are common and can be difficult to manage.

Mowing Dichondra

As mentioned already, dichondra can be mown. Ideal mowing height is around 1 1/2" - 2" and as low as 3/4" for winter. Dichondra may be mown approximately every 1 - 2 weeks. Be careful not to remove too much at one time.