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Re: Now Buffalo grass

Don't despair, Pam!  One summer a few years ago we had a grand total of 1/4
inch of rain from mid-May through September.  Even the summer heat
thunderstorms went around us.  18 months ago the reservoirs were down to 20%
capacity, which translates to a lot of cracked mud and borderline pumping
capabilities.  The grass, which I let go dormant every summer anyway, really
looked more dead than dormant.  This past year we had a blizzard and a
hurricane leading the way to record-setting rainfall.  The grass came back
with a vengeance.  Unfortunately so did a lot of weeds, but the lawn was
very green, anyway.  Don't give up on it - it may surprise you!

Although it does sound like the buffalo grass might be nice...

Maryland zone 6

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 10:26 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Progress on the garden wall

> Buffalo grass is native, needs no watering or mowing and - get this - it
> LOVES clay soil. Nothing else would stand up to the constant foot
> traffic between the beds. I would also put more hardscaping in - paths
> and such. We'll see if anything comes back in Spring. If we don't get
> our Spring rains (like we missed the Fall) I won't be planting much of
> anything this year. Lakes are so low now you can just about walk across
> them. Sad.
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Sat, 3 Jan 2004 20:20:47 -0800
> >Have you ever considered planting something else instead of grass?
> >
> >Theresa

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