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Posted by: imadude1134 at Mon Sep 27 23:14:12 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by imadude1134 ]  
   

Hey all,

I have a sulcata that is about 6 yrs old, and she is finally moving outside full time. She is about 16in long, 9 or 10in wide. The area she will be going into is about 5ft wide and 15 or 16 ft long. Currently, it is rick solid clay, but I am working on "freshening" the dirt so grass and plants will grow.

Basically, here's my question... What should I plant for her? (note, on a budget, aren't we all?)

I read all over the net that there are a variety of grasses that they can eat, but is any one grass "better" than any other? Are there any that should be avoided? The local Lowe's sells Tall Fescue and St Augustine sod pieces The Fescue is about $2 for 3 sq ft where the Augustine is almost $7 for just over 1 sq foot. I don't mind spending the money on the Augustine, but if it's no "better" than the Fescue, I DEFINITELY wouldn't mind saving a few dollars per sq ft of grass.

Also, what kind of other plants should I put back there with her? I live in Southern California and would be willing to travel to nurseries, so it doesn't just have to be the ones available from Home Depot or Lowe's.

Also, given her size, are there any animals that I would need to worry about? My wife seems to be worried that she will get picked up and carried away by a crow or a pidgeon or a hawk or eagle or something like that... I don't think so, because I am in the suburbs, so I would think only neighborhood cats or an occasional Possum... Would I need to worry about anything like that with her? My wife is just really worried about animals getting to her, so I guess I'm just looking for someone with a little more experience to tell her she is crazy, or panicked, or something along those lines...

Well, now that I've written a novel, I look forward to your responses. Thanks for taking the time to read my life story!!!


   

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