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Weed or shady groundcover?

Whether or not horseherb (Calyptocarpus vialis) is a weed really depends on your own view about your lawn. If you have shade, then you probably already have this native creeping into your lawn. It may be frustrating, but its presence is a signal that you probably have too much shade to successfully grow turfgrass. Some homeowners actually buy horseherb and plant it as a shade groundcover. As it’s easy to grow, low-maintenance and tolerates some minor foot traffic, it can be a handy solution to a thinning lawn. Horseherb will spread and produces tiny yellow flowers throughout the growing season.



Soils Alive is an active member of the Agronomy Society of America (ASA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), and Crop Science Society of America (CSSA).

Accredited Business, Better Business Bureau

Soils Alive, Inc. has been a member and accredited business with the Better Business Bureau since 2004. You can find our listing here. We are presently an A+ rated business.

Member, Texas Nursery & Landscape Association

Soils Alive is a member of the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association(TNLA). TNLA is Texas' largest and most prominent green industry advocacy and governance group, and was set up to promote the landscape, nursery and horticulture industry in Texas. 

2014 Super Service Award from Angie’s List

We earned the 2014 Super Service Award from Angie's List. The award reflects consistent high levels of customer service. Check our reviews atAngie's List. We won the 2013 Super Service Award as well.

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