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Re: bermudagrass wars


I'm afraid I'm the only power tool here doll. But you'd be surprised how
evenly you can work this stuff in w/ a garden fork. Just takes time.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: kmrsy@comcast.net
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 29 Aug 2003 15:39:25 +0000

>Pam,
>Sounds like back-braking labor.  Wwhen I make a new bed or amend an empty one, 
>I do a rough turnover of the soil with my shovel, then till with my Mantis.  
>Then I incorporate the amendments and till them in.  I don't think I could 
>evenly incorporate the amendments without my Mantis. In some instances double 
>digging is necessary.  I hope it does cool down for you.  I wouldn't tackle 
>such heavy work in your heat.
>Kitty
>> I don't believe anything less than a blowtorch would kill bermudagrass.
>> More's the pity. No, I am fixin' to dig all the plants out of the beds,
>> then apply all the amendments which will get dug into the soil as I use
>> my garden fork to dig this miserable stuff out of my beds. Then once
>> it's dug out, I'll make one last pass w/ the fork to make sure
>> everything is mixed in evenly, then plant everything back in the beds
>> and mulch and water.
>> 
>> They say it's supposed to cool down this weekend here too.  Will believe it when 
>> I see it.
>> Off to the war!
>> 
>> Pam
>> 
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: Cersgarden@aol.com
>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date:  Fri, 29 Aug 2003 01:37:44 EDT
>> 
>> >In a message dated 8/28/03 9:38:55 PM, gardenqueen@gbronline.com writes:
>> >
>> ><< Like Noreen told me off list,
>> >this is a very challenging environment to grow anything in. Wonder what
>> >people do w/ normal soil?? >>
>> >
>> >Pam, we all have our challenges just a different chapter.  How do you apply 
>> >the lava sand, greensand, kelp meal and cottonseed meal?   This applied with 
>> >mulch to  kill bermuda grass?
>> >    Still no rain and weather man sees none on the horizon but the heat is 
>> >suppose to break tomarrow.
>> >    Ceres
>> >
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>> Pam Evans
>> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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