[NAFEX] St. Augustine grass
dtv at mwt.net
Fri Apr 30 10:20:19 EDT 2004
That's probably why I've never heard of St Augustine grass.
I wanted to chime in with the folks touting the use of comfrey. I've
been planting it as a living mulch around large fruit trees & juglan
species. 3 times a summer I go arouind with a machete & cut it back
immediately after flowering, leaving it lay. One other benefit that
hasn't been mentioned is that often time the comfrey melts into a skin
of sorts. I believe the word is gley. Makes it pretty hard for other
"weeds" to penetrate.
On Friday, April 30, 2004, at 08:45 AM, Lucky Pittman wrote:
> At 04:36 PM 4/29/2004 -0500, RW Spalinger wrote:
>> I planted patches of St. Augustine grass in the orchard and as it
>> grows, it chokes out the Bermuda grass. I'm not sure that St.
>> Augustine is the best choice for ground cover, but it does not grow
>> as tall as bermuda, and is much thicker and easier to mow. The roots
>> are shallow and I find many earthworms within the roots whenever I
>> did up a patch to make room for a new tree. To me it also is better
>> looking than Bermuda weed.
> St. Augustine is not very winter-hardy. I've never seen it survive
> farther 'north' than the zone 7/8 interface.
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