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Re: bermudagrass wars

That's what I have in the wet area of my yard. Because of the wet, I can't amend like you would elsewhere...but solved the problem (for the long term) simply by adding coarse mulch (ie wood chips) right on top. These gradually break down over 2-3 yrs, creating medium suitable for moisture loving natives.
On Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at 10:48 PM, Kitty wrote:

what's up w/ blue clay?
Well, if I can explain this correctly.....Clay gets its color from the
minerals within it. The red clay that several have mentioned is red because
of the iron deposits. The iron is red because it is oxidized. It's
oxidized because of the air that has been in its pores over the eons. Blue
clay has iron that has not oxidized. It has been deprived of oxygen. This
occurs because the pores are very small and/or they have been continuously
filled with water - again, over eons. Plants need good pore spaces, large
and small in any kind of soil, with oxgen available. Areas under water for
too long - even if that were 1000s of years ago - have blue clay if they
contain iron. Not a good soil for much of anything.

If I didn't get that quite right, feel free to correct me.
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