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Re: gardenchat Water/drought

Amen - or using buffalograss for lawns which requires no supplemental water.  Wonderful stuff!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Island Jim <jsinger@igc.org>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 18 Feb 2003 18:03:32 -0500

>that's really interesting, noreen. i wonder how they would compute the toll 
>of new landscapes if they took lawns out of the equation.
>At 04:38 PM 2/18/03 -0500, you wrote:
>>Seems many places have gotten much needed moisture in past months, but it
>>seems that parts of Colorado are worse off than most.  We've had serious
>>droughts here in parts of Texas, with serious water rationing, fines, etc.
>>but never to this point.
>>Aurora, Colorado's 3rd-largest city, will prohibit planting gardens,
>>trees, lawns and flower beds as of May 3 to preserve dwindling water
>>supplies. Last year, as a drought unfolded, Aurora took a leading role in
>>Colorado in restricting water use, asking for mandatory restrictions and
>>tough water surcharges weeks before other cities, such as Denver, did. "We
>>may allow some outside watering this summer, but we feel certain we won't
>>have enough water to sustain new landscapes," said city spokeswoman Melissa
>>Source: Rocky Mountain News.
>>zone 9
>>Texas Gulf Coast
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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