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Old 03-15-2013, 12:10 PM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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Location: Central Wisconsin
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Riggle is absolutely correct...

Here's the GAMBLE:

Either you get grass growing and have decent ground cover (even if its AR) for the Summer,, as much as possible...


you kill all the new growth and are stuck with lots of exposed dirt for the Summer...

I favor growing more plants whenever possible because the more plants that are growing, the less likely the CG seed will ever get enough heat to germinate... With high mowing and mulch mowing, even w/out irrigation can prevent CG from even attempting to grow...

Last year of course killed even established lawns when no irrigation was available and the CG was the only ground cover left... But this was NOT the result of a failed attempt to Spring seeding... my irrigated portiions of lawn that I'd Spring seeded survived the Summer intact...
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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