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Re: bermudagrass wars


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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