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Re: Now Buffalo grass

I know - I just keep praying for a miracle.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 4 Jan 2004 11:50:09 -0500

>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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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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