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seeding with clover
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Rer    Posted 01-23-2004 at 09:28:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Land I got here in Va, is hard with clay. Grass don't do that well. However, noticed that clover seems to like it. Can I plant clover over a septic field without having problems? Got three dogs running in the back yard anyway, and they are hard on grass. Trying to keep Va. green.
thanx RET

Salmoneye    Posted 01-23-2004 at 16:53:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clover likes the soil to be 'sweet'...

Test your soil and add sweet (ag) lime accordingly...

ret    Posted 01-23-2004 at 18:39:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks, no wonder it does grow well for me. Limed it really heavy a few years ago, the ag lady gave me the amount to use. Too bad when the house was built the inspector didn't tell me or make the contractor finish it to the code then. It calls for a real heavy liming for this type of soil. So much for building inspectors. O yes, saw some Muck boots today in the co-op where I buy guinea feed in. They look like just what I need. Gonna get a pair for sure

Watch it...    Posted 01-24-2004 at 03:41:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Make sure that you get the right temp range for the use you want...

These things do not breath at all...My feet normally sweat, but in the ones that I have that are rated down to -20, they get my feet downright soaking after 3-4 hours of working with my wood...

Good side is that your feet will not get cold when you slow down...The neoprene acts just like a wetsuit and keeps you warm...

You may want to look into a cheap boot dryer too...

dave 50 8n    Posted 01-23-2004 at 12:35:12       [Reply]  [No Email]

Talk to your local USDA ag rep. They would have a good suggestion for you on the types of grass/cover you can use where.

ret    Posted 01-23-2004 at 13:11:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Actually, I guess my real question is, does it make any difference over the septic field? Wouldn't think it would, but just wanted to make sure

dave 50 8n    Posted 01-23-2004 at 15:04:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I doubt it. Should have a lot of liquid there for growing stuff. I wouldn't plant potatos or carrots or turnips,etc. over a leach field, though and want to eat the veggies.

This weekend I'm going to spray and kill all the weeds, then plant some kind of recommended mix for side yard.

good luck!

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