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Grass for Drought conditions.


By Telme8

Vale of Glamorgan, Wales Wal

This is a late reply to a question asked on 26th November. I have been talking to my Grandson who is a plant breeder in Adalaid University, Australia,He specialises in breeding Heat and drought resistand Wheat for hot countries.he said that in Adalaid where they need drought tolorant grasses they use Couch grass, It feels rather rough under foot, but the way it spreads over the ground with stolons and its ability to stay green ,makes it a tough survivor. They use it there for football pitches. As I have said before, there is no such thing as a weed, a weed is only a plant growing in the wrong place!!. In this country, with all our rain we are not so friendly with the couch grass as it spreads and is deep rooted, and not so easy to get rid of.



I agree Telme8,
We had fires in the past when digging out couch grass, the rotovator made it grow all over again.
Many of our lawns have Rye grass, which never gives a good cut with a cylinder mower. Many bents are left.
The best mixture I ever use is Sheeps Fescue and New Zealand brown top.
I have used a Canada Green mixture developed in Canada where temperatures range from 40 below to 100 degrees F.

29 Nov, 2008

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