Dougherty Garden – Today in the Garden – Using Grass Runners for Bare Spots – May 23, 2016

Dougherty Garden – Today in the Garden – Using Grass Runners for Bare Spots

Every once in a while I’ll get a chance to do a little grass maintenance and in the process I’ll obtains several grass runners that I use for re sodding an area of the Dougherty Garden grass areas that has dried out. the following is the first step in the process after I have removed several grass runners form an area of the Dougherty garden where I have a small camp fire. It is presently over grown with dollar weeds and grass runners that have run past my edging material.

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The top portion of this picture shows the grass area that needs to still be trimmed.
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Campfire area where the grass runners were removed form earlier
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Typical Grass Runner taken from the campfire area.
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Grass Runner cut into small sections and the cutting tool that I used to cut the Grass Runners from
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As I cut the grass runner into small pieces I place them in a plastic pot and add water and some liquid fertilizer.
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Plastic pail use for soaking the grass runners after I have cut them into small section for later use in bare spot in the Dougherty Garden
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Small grass runner with grass growing before i cut back on the length of the grass
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A small section of the grass runner that I typically cut into small sections. Note the healthy root system on these runners.
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Grass Runner before cutting back on the length of the grass and reducing the size of the roots
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Grass Runner with new grass leaf rowing along the length of the runner with grass leaves cut short and the roots cut back so that I can cut individual grass plants for use in re sodding.
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A typical Dollar weeds with its signature round green leaf and a white runner root.
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Dollar weeds that were pulled out at the same time I was cutting away all the grass runners near the campfire area.
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This dark looking fluid is my pail of liquid fertilizer that is always available for handy application for new plants and projects.
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All the necessary garden tools are available in short notice with my handy small pail and seat
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In the Dougherty garden I spend a lot of time near the ground when I do grass maintenance and weed pulling. I use the a small plastic container for a seat and my tools.
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Washingtonia robusta palm tree dried out inflorence that was blown off by the winds today. The approximate length from the base where it broke of to the tip of the inflorence is about 10 to 12 feet.

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