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Old 10-18-2012, 05:53 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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They say watering once a week is what to do... you are wise to water only when the soil actually dries, IMO...

people with irrigation grow thatch as a general observation, because it is so easy to remove air from the soil and the roots generally don't go very deep in very large mass...

people w/out irrigation may have lost turf this year,,, although other unirrigated lawns bounced right back because they've been given an opportunity to mature into strong plants with deep and massive roots...

There is a lot of irrigation abuse that gets turf to become dependant on the constant watering...
For example, I had a sprinkler system go down in August and patches of grass actually died from lack of moisture while unirrigated lawns were starting to revive because of the little rain we did get...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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