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Horticulture

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Smallaxe, Jul 10, 2012.

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  1. Grasssales2001

    Grasssales2001 LawnSite Member
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    Oh,I know! I deal with em every day. I tell em, it's gonna struggle to survive ,but if that's what you want..........
     
  2. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    At some point in time, they are told to find someone else. There is a such thing as using better adapted plant materials and turfgrass. Not perfect like what you saw growing untended. But there is a such thing as not creating situations where you are pushing on a rope.
     
  3. scientia

    scientia LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Posts: 17

    You guys bring up good points,

    There lyes probably the biggest problem to deal with and consider, growing plants where they don't naturally belong. Next too helping them grow as inexpensively as possible while providing results that are acceptable to the customer.
     
  4. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    You can not consider HI the rest of us can use native and well adapted cultivators of natives. I try to stay away from invasive species no matter how well they do.
     
  5. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    The invasives are the ones that thrive on minimal inputs. I stay away from those as well. The big fight then becomes how to get rid of the invasives that have escaped. Granola eaters become their own worst enemy when they dictate "organic" methods that do not work quickly and cost effectively or even do not work at all. There are a number of invasives in the wild and uncultivated areas that will take over because the granola eaters have their way.
     
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Dallis and Johnson both brought in for grazing. :(
     
  7. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Albizzia brought in for reforestation, Schefflera for ornamental use, African Tulip as a shade tree, eragrostis as a drought tolerant ground cover, and all of the common warm season weeds brought in because people were careless in the past about those things.
     
  8. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Bett Midler for deforestation.
     
  9. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Too many Hollywood types and Yankees have part time residences here.
     
  10. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Tree hugger types that make up rules to apply to everyone but themselves. BS
     
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