Texas native Frogfruit “lawn” is in!
I got the Texas frogfruit lawn plugged this week. I will try to take pictures at least monthly as it fills in. I did not amend the soil at all. I read over and over it was not necessary – I went against my nature on this, I hope it is okay. I did ensure the area was nice and level and free of rocks and debris. EEK… I am regretting going against my desire to spread a couple inches of compost out before planting. I did not want to waste $ if I really did not need to amend. So for me, and for y’all, I am really putting this plant to the test.
I plugged the plants approximately 2 to 3 feet on center. I hope it fills in quickly. How long do y’all think it will take until it is completely filled in and ready to walk on? Michael, I would love to hear your answer on this please, and on the amending I did not do.Such a happy little plant. A happy plant that makes me happy because when it fills in we will have a native “lawn” that we never have to mow and rarely ever have to water once established.A lucky thing happened! It only takes one placement of the sprinkler to water the entire green space. I think this fact alone will help ensure the success of the “lawn.” If I had to move that sprinkler a few times to water the entire space it would not work very well for me. I am a lazy water-girl. I think “one sprinkler position watering” could translate well for lawns or any large groundcover area.
I’ll touch base soon on the progress. Oh and to those that want more details, to cover the area I purchased 6 flats of 20 per (120 plants) – I spent under $300. If this works, $300 for a native lawn that should not need supplemental watering once established, seemed like a deal to me. Good for me, good for the kids to play on, good for my sweet husband who now has zero lawn to mow, and most importantly good for Mother Earth.