Re: [gardeners] Ring of brown grass beyond drip line

Allen and Judy Merten (
Sat, 29 Aug 1998 01:19:09 -0500

Hi Bambi,
    We seem to have periodic drought cycles here in Texas. We just received a
country newspaper that says this is the worst drought in Texas, worse than the
drought in the 1950's.
    Glad to see that you haven't received any sever damage from Bonnie.
    One of the major lakes on the Rio Grande was 60 ft low before Charley. It is
expected to be full for the first time in several years. The cost for the
water/rain that was needed is going to be extremely high both in property damage
and loss of life.
    If you are solicited to help the victims of the flood please do so if it is
a legitimate organization. That area of Texas is one in which poverty is more
the norm than otherwise.

Michael & Bambi Cantrell wrote:

> Hi Allen,
> We've been having a rather bad drought for us this year, but I've never seen
> what you're talking about.  Is it fairly common in your area?
> BTW, I live in Matt's part of the country.
> Bambi
> Coastal Carolina where Bonnie has taken care of the current drought.
> I really do feel for those people in Texas who have had such a severe
> drought and then all this flooding!
> >Hi Matt,
> >    Have you been having drought problems followed by heavy or persistant
> >rain? Just guessing but something like a lot of or a concentration of
> >tannic acid from the oaks' drip line might be the cause.
> >Allen
> >Bastrop Co.,Tx
> >
> >penny x stamm wrote:
> >
> >> Matt, at what time of year does this brown grass appear, or was
> >> it there when they moved in...?
> >>
> >> I have two gurus locally who might be able to assist.
> >>
> >> Penny, NY
> >>
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