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Re: bermudagrass wars

Kitty: It was a storm with straight line winds at speeds gusting over
100 miles an hour...a 90 foot pine...I'm not sure anything would have
held it in the ground...almost no home in our town was spared major tree
damage...many trees were ripped right out like mine but way more were
like my other 6 trees...sheared in half. It was ugly and I hope to never
see another storm like it in my life!!

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Mon 09/01, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 09:10:13 -0500
Subject: Re: [CHAT] bermudagrass  wars

> ...the soil in my yard is black, beautiful<br>> loamy stuff...a storm
ripped a huge tree<br>> out of the ground by the
roots...<br><br>Hmmm....I bet clay soil would have done a better job of
holding on to that<br>tree. :+)<br><br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original
Message ----- <br>From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com><br>To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2003 11:58
PM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] bermudagrass wars<br><br><br>> Ceres: I must
be blessed then...the soil in my yard is black, beautiful<br>> loamy
stuff...there is one tiny vein of clay that winds around through<br>> my
property but it is less than a few inches wide and so never causes
a<br>> problem. The only place I've ever had clay problems is one of my
beds in<br>> the front that I made a garden out of after a storm ripped
a huge tree<br>> out of the ground by the roots...left a fifteen foot
wide and six foot<br>> deep hole that I had to have topsoil trucked in
to fill...unfortunately<br>> it turned out to be extremely poor quality
dirt with a good portion of<br>> clay...I spent a ton of money on sand,
vermiculite, and burr compost to<br>> amend it that first year, covered
it over with landscaping cloth and<br>> planted it...have done no
amending since and this year when I was<br>> planting out there, I
noticed the soil is much improved...much lighter<br>> and blacker than
it was and full of earthworms. Of course, I don't do a<br>> thing to
discourage my free soil aeration done via burrowing animals so<br>> I
think this actually helps.<br>><br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>><br>> "The
most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."<br>> --Albert
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