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Re: Lawn substitutes


germinates sparsely, never gets to the adult stage. Didnt mulch it. Rainfall
was good.
I planted it in March. I rototilled the soil.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Josh Haskell" <haskell@ncweb.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Lawn substitutes


> Peggy
>
>           Need to analyze the problem.  Did the fescue germinate.  If so
> what happened next?  If not, what were the circumstances: when did you
plant
> it? Did you mulch it?  How much water or rainfall?  Etc??
>
>                                                       Josh Haskell
>                                                       Ohio -- Zone 5
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peggy Elliott" <pegster57@ntelos.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 10:46 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Lawn substitutes
>
>
> > It is sunny, and on a slope. Fescue hasnt done well.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Josh Haskell" <haskell@ncweb.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 10:43 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Lawn substitutes
> >
> >
> > > Peggy,
> > >
> > >           The first step is to figure out why the grass won't grow:
too
> > much
> > > shade?  Too dry??  Lots of grasses can grow in red clay if the other
> > > conditions are there.  If shade is the problem, consider ground covers
> > such
> > > as myrtle or pachysandra.
> > >
> > >                                                          Josh Haskell
> > >                                                          Ohio -- zone
5
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Peggy Elliott" <pegster57@ntelos.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 10:21 AM
> > > Subject: [CHAT] Lawn substitutes
> > >
> > >
> > > > I have tried for 3 years in a row to grow grass in the bald spots in
> my
> > > > backyard.  I have very poor red clay soil in zone 7 (Virginia).  I'v
e
> > > tried
> > > > clover (which I think fixes nitrogen, right?) with minimal success.
> Any
> > > > suggestions for something green that is wimpy enough to be cut with
a
> > > > non-gas powered (reel) mower? I'm very happy with the crabgrass and
it
> > > does
> > > > well in my soil, but it doesnt fill in until darn near summer, and
the
> > > > muddly paws drive me crazy.
> > > >
> > > > -Peg
> > > >
> > >
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