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sphelps

06:36PM | 05/21/07
Member Since: 05/20/07
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Bvlawn
The side of our garage is almost entirely shaded. Grass used to grow there (about the width of a lawn mower), but weeds overtook it. We have pulled all the weeds and now just have dirt, but wonder if it is better to put gravel down or plant grass? If gravel, should we put landscaping cloth under it first? If grass, what kind will grow best with little sunlight? There is a basement under the garage, so we do want to keep the water away from the house as much as possible.

karengrace

07:49AM | 05/23/07
Member Since: 05/21/07
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Hi. I have the same situation. I sprayed the area with grass/weed killer & put down a thin layer of gray gravel (to match the stonework around a planting bed. It looks great. I didn't put anything under it, and every now & then spray it with the grass/weed killer. You will go nuts trying to grow grass there. Plus, you have to keep it watered, which could be a problem for your basement. A plus to the gravel - one less area to mow! Good luck.

Karen
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