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Re: bermudagrass wars

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] bermudagrass wars
  • From: "Kitty" kmrsy@comcast.net
  • Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 09:10:13 -0500
  • References: <20030901045847.01D6A299EA@xmxpita.excite.com>

> ...the soil in my yard is black, beautiful
> loamy stuff...a storm ripped a huge tree
> out of the ground by the roots...

Hmmm....I bet clay soil would have done a better job of holding on to that
tree. :+)

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2003 11:58 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] bermudagrass wars


> Ceres: I must be blessed then...the soil in my yard is black, beautiful
> loamy stuff...there is one tiny vein of clay that winds around through
> my property but it is less than a few inches wide and so never causes a
> problem. The only place I've ever had clay problems is one of my beds in
> the front that I made a garden out of after a storm ripped a huge tree
> out of the ground by the roots...left a fifteen foot wide and six foot
> deep hole that I had to have topsoil trucked in to fill...unfortunately
> it turned out to be extremely poor quality dirt with a good portion of
> clay...I spent a ton of money on sand, vermiculite, and burr compost to
> amend it that first year, covered it over with landscaping cloth and
> planted it...have done no amending since and this year when I was
> planting out there, I noticed the soil is much improved...much lighter
> and blacker than it was and full of earthworms. Of course, I don't do a
> thing to discourage my free soil aeration done via burrowing animals so
> I think this actually helps.
>
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein

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