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Re: bermudagrass wars


> I hope to never
> see another storm like it 

Wow!  Me either!

Kitty
> Kitty: It was a storm with straight line winds at speeds gusting over
> 100 miles an hour...a 90 foot pine...I'm not sure anything would have
> held it in the ground...almost no home in our town was spared major tree
> damage...many trees were ripped right out like mine but way more were
> like my other 6 trees...sheared in half. It was ugly and I hope to never
> see another storm like it in my life!!
> 
> 
> 
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> 
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
> --Albert Einstein
> 
>  --- On Mon 09/01, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
> From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 09:10:13 -0500
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] bermudagrass  wars
> 
> > ...the soil in my yard is black, beautiful<br>> loamy stuff...a storm
> ripped a huge tree<br>> out of the ground by the
> roots...<br><br>Hmmm....I bet clay soil would have done a better job of
> holding on to that<br>tree. :+)<br><br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original
> Message ----- <br>From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com><br>To:
> <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2003 11:58
> PM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] bermudagrass wars<br><br><br>> Ceres: I must
> be blessed then...the soil in my yard is black, beautiful<br>> loamy
> stuff...there is one tiny vein of clay that winds around through<br>> my
> property but it is less than a few inches wide and so never causes
> a<br>> problem. The only place I've ever had clay problems is one of my
> beds in<br>> the front that I made a garden out of after a storm ripped
> a huge tree<br>> out of the ground by the roots...left a fifteen foot
> wide and six foot<br>> deep hole that I had to have topsoil trucked in
> to fill...unfortunately<br>> it turned out to be extremely poor quality
> dirt with a good portion of<br>> clay...I spent a ton of money on sand,
> vermiculite, and burr compost to<br>> amend it that first year, covered
> it over with landscaping cloth and<br>> planted it...have done no
> amending since and this year when I was<br>> planting out there, I
> noticed the soil is much improved...much lighter<br>> and blacker than
> it was and full of earthworms. Of course, I don't do a<br>> thing to
> discourage my free soil aeration done via burrowing animals so<br>> I
> think this actually helps.<br>><br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>><br>> "The
> most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."<br>> --Albert
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