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Subject: What to plant
Category: General Interest
Posted On: July 11, 2004
From: R Bobby
Message: We recently purchased some property in Lac La Hache. We have removed some vegetation while leveling the property. We would like to plant some type of grass to keep the weeds down and also be able to cut it with a lawn mower. As we are not full time residents yet, we would need a type that is drought tolerant. Can you recommend something and when should we plant it. Thank for your help.

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From: ROBIN @ RICHBAR (July 31, 2004)
Message: GENERALLY GRASS BLENDS THAT CONTAIN BLUEGRASS, PERENNIAL RYE & CREEPING RED FESCUE ARE GOOD FOR OUR AREA. AS YOU ARE NOT FULL TIME RESIDENTS, I WOULD SUGGEST SEEDING YOUR LAWN IN THE EARLY FALL AS THE SLIGHTLY COOLER WEATHER & MORE FREQUENT RAINS WILL HELP WITH THE GERMINATION OF SEED. ONCE ESTABLISHED, YOUR LAWN WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE DROUGHT QUITE WELL AS IT BECOMES DORMANT IN HOTTER WEATHER (WHEN NOT IRRIGATED). ONCE YOU START PUTTING THE WATER TO IT, IT WILL GREEN UP AGAIN. WHEN YOU DO CUT YOUR LAWN, IT IS ALSO HELPFUL TO KEEP IT SLIGHTLY LONGER (2-3") AS IT WILL HELP KEEP THE ROOTS FROM DRYING OUT SO QUICKLY. HOPE THIS HELPS!

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