Payson Residents Should Try Buffalo Grass

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Editor:

The combined lawn areas at Bank of America and Bank One create a verdant oasis in mid-town Payson, from which I, and others, derive great psychic nourishment -- food for the soul, that is. Accordingly, I hope our current water supply situation will not result in that area's destruction in the name of making more water available for so-called "useful" and "practical" purposes. As it is written, man does not live by bread alone.

A letter in the September issue of Discover magazine states that buffalo grass lawns require only a fraction of the water required by other types of lawns. In one experiment, a buffalo grass lawn required only one watering during the same period that a Bermuda lawn next door required 33 waterings! Therefore, perhaps Payson can have a reasonable amount of lawn area as well as a very effective water conservation program.

Otis M. Trimble, Payson

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