I have read that some grasses (perhaps not our typical lawn grasses)
send roots down many feet into the earth.
Can anyone confirm or refute that or refer me to a source of info
Thanks. vince norris
prairie grasses do, as do some of the common taprooted weeds, such as
dandelion, burdock or dock. That is why a mixed lawn tends to be
healthy, those tap roots bring up nutrients, create vertical drainage
channels, and generally make deeper topsoil. prairie grasses is
something you don't need in a lawn, they are extremely coarse, thick,
and no fun to walk on.
You want "Tall Fescue", not red fescue or other ordinary types. It
has worked well for me. Reference http://www.paulparent.com . Use
the "Search this site" box in the upper right to search for "Tall Fescue".
Lofts "Rebel II" is 100% Tall Fescue. I believe Scotts has some also.
Read the labels carefully.
Wow! Are you sure you didn't mean inches?
Doing a quick Yahoo search,
http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/bermuda_grass.htm says "...in drought
situations the root system can grow 47 to 59 inches (120-150 cm) deep.
Most of the root mass lies 24 inches (60 cm) under the surface" about
Also, according to http://floridaturf.com/bahia /, Bahiagrass roots go 8
On 12 Aug 2005 10:11:45 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
Nope, feet. If it had been inches I would have thought nothing of it
and forgot it. Again it is just something I picked up along the way
and would not attest to any accuracy beyond saying that it is the way
I remember it.
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