Good point. The perspective I have here is that potable water is a
much more valuable resource to humans than we give it credit for.
JMHO, of course, but better to let a tree burn, and release CO2, than
to waste water putting out the fire.
there's new products on the market and it's not quite the killer as you
describe above. Demand for new products that don't cause harm
to being green are in high demand and if that's what the people
will buy, it will/is be produced.
Not sure what I use but my home and yard attracts many birds of
severel species, it's a good thing I like worms though I do admitt the
nightcrawlers are kinda creepy (unless I'm fishing) my leaves on my
plants stay healthy until it's time for them to fall.
Read the package when you go shopping and you'll most likely find something
out there that will work for you and is not full poison. But then I'm not
looking for my yard to look like a golf course.
in WA zone8
Also, golf greens are invariably a species of grass called "bent grass".
There are several varieties: Washington bent, Creeping bent, etc.
Planting, cultivating and caring for a bent grass plot makes doing the
same thing with a bluegrass/fescue mix look like child's play. If you
want to try it, make a physical barrier between your main lawn and the
area for your green. Otherwise the bent grass will slowly merge into
the bluegrass lawn, and make it look "ill" (bent grass is lower and
lighter in color than bluegrass/fescue). Scotts used to have a magazine
about lawn care, and one of the most frequently asked questions was on
the lines of: "Help! My neighbor's bent grass lawn seed washed into my
lawn during a heavy rainstorm, and now I have patches of bentgrass in my
lawn. How can I get rid of it?" O. M. Scott's polite answer was "You
can't". A true golf green as a part of your main lawn just doesn't
sound like a good idea.
Of course, if your home's lawn IS bent grass, forget everything I just
wrote above! :>)
If you want a putting green be prepared for seeding, watering, fertilising,
spraying, watering, cutting, rolling, aerating, cutting, mowing, watering,
fertilising, seeding, paying, watering, fertilising, spraying, watering,
cutting, aerating, cutting, paying, mowing, rolling, watering, fertilising,
seeding, watering, fertilising, spraying, watering, cutting, aerating,
cutting, mowing, watering, fertilising and paying.
And you will get to putt on it too. Sounds like fun.
Level a section of your lawn and lay down some indoor-outdoor carpeting
on the section that will be used for putting. Hold the carpeting down
with landscaping pins. Presto......... problem solved and no
maintenance involved either!
On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 16:35:09 -0700 (PDT), Dinosaur_Sr
That's not true. There are various turf grasses that will choke out
weeds. Once established golf courses use very little chemicals... it
would be so costly to treat the acreage of an 18 hole course that
hardly anyone could afford to play. It's costly enough just to mow,
especially with the price of equipment and diesel nowadays. Golf
courses are maintained by proper irrigation and constant mowing.
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