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Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Trouble With Rain

If you've read this blog for any time, you know I don't want to mow.  I have reduced our lawn down to one small patch in the front garden.

Always looking for something positive, I must say being in such a long dry spell meant I didn't have to mow our little lawn.  We never water the lawn.  It is Bermuda grass.  Winter and drought make it go dormant.  Rain and heat make it grow.  Well, after our storm last week that gave us a total of 3.50" of rain, the lawn has greened up and is growing.  Looks like I'll be mowing this week.


11 comments:

  1. We mowed mid June and didn't mow again until last week!

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  2. I'd love to have the whole back in gardens but finally stopped myself because of the next door neighbors and behind neighbors trees. I literally pick up hundreds of thousands of tree leaf seeds in the spring. Knew I couldn't handle any more. You are a lucky person.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  3. I'm torn on the whole mowing thing. I hate to mow, but love the clippings to mulch my flower beds.
    Glad you got some good rain. We had an inch this week....and I'm thrilled!

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  4. It does look so nice and lush and green though...

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  5. I completely agree about the mowing! It is definitely the best thing about a drought.

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  6. It's been raining 2 days straight here! I know your feeling.

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  7. I've also been reducing our mowed area. Unfortunately we've had just enough rain that I have to mow tomorrow.

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  8. Dig it up; you know you want to.

    Just think: potatoes!

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  9. We didn't have that much rain, but enough that I think my boys will be mowing this week too ;-)! It's nice to have the moisture!

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  10. Gee---I've read several blogs this morning talking about all of the rain you have gotten. We are desperate for some here. Haven't had much at all in several weeks... SO--send it this way....

    My friend in FL has her entire yard in shurbs and bushes and flowers... They do not have to mow anymore...
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. We have a lot of grass, I too keep trying to minimize it by putting in new beds. I use the grass trimmings to line my beds to keep weeds down. Best use ever.

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