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Re: bermudagrass wars


Oh man - that's just TOO much. Dadgum stuff trying to sneak into the
house! It's bent on world domination, I'm convinced. So glad to finally
finish those beds this morning. Hope I got every stinkin' piece of the
roots.....




---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 31 Aug 2003 13:19:22 -0400

>Pam,
>
>We *do have it in the streets, at least wherever there are cracks near the
>edge.  And I've had it sneak under the front screen door when I had a couple
>of large pots that I couldn't easily move to get at it.
>
>After 5 years of drought, we're finally having a wet year. Too wet, in fact,
>with over 21 inches of rain in May, June and July alone. It started raining
>last fall and hasn't quit for more than a couple of weeks since.
>
>Our heavy, red clay suits it just fine. In fact, even no supplemental
>watering during the drought years, the @$% stuff didn't die. ( How heavy is
>our red clay? There were brick factories near here before the Civil War.)
>
>I use RoundUp on the gravel driveway so that we don't have to mow it. Our
>dog prefers the gravel in sun, or under the car in the shade, to the grass.
>I'm not sure why. In fact, now that I think of it, almost all of our dogs
>have.
>
>Daryl
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2003 11:54 AM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] bermudagrass wars
>
>
>> 50" a year?? Holy moley - it's a miracle it doesn't grow in the streets
>> and right in your front door. We average 35" a year, but we'll be lucky
>> to get 30" this year, 10" behind right now. Even w/ solid clay and no
>> rain, this stuff just keeps going.
>>
>> I've got an island of it in my gravel driveway, but since Sugar likes to
>> lay on it (cooler than the gravel in summer) I just leave it. Fiendish
>> stuff.
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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