Friday Lawn Report


It seems like just a couple weeks ago things were still a little damp from the last of our spring rains. I mowed the lawn one Sunday, then went away on a short trip. I came back to find the dry season had taken over. Our little patch of lawn in the backyard, so recently lush, was already starting to go brown. So after mowing last weekend, I broke out a sprinkler (for the back only; our scruffy front lawn is pretty much a weed patch fringed with some plantings; so much for curb appeal, but then that’s the price for my guilty relationship with outdoor water use).

After I turned the sprinkler on, I went back in the house to start coffee preparations. Looking out the kitchen window, I saw a hummingbird hovering just above the spray over the lawn. Getting a sip of water, I guess.

2 Replies to “Friday Lawn Report”

  1. A really big thanks to sprinklers, aye? Ha-ha! They undoubtedly sped up the task of watering your lawn. Dragging garden could be pretty tiring and time-consuming. If you had done it manually, you might have enjoyed your coffee after at least half an hour! A sprinkler system is a certified convenience.

  2. You are right, Althea! One thing that I like about having a sprinkler system in our yard is it saves you time, and allows you to move on to other activities that you need to do. Likewise, it has the ability to water every inch of your lawn, making sure that each spot receives the amount of water it needs. You know, some parts of your lawn have the tendency to go dormant if not properly watered.

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