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First Lawn Watering of the Season

July 16th, 2010 at 07:18 am

What can I say? We like our grass green. The lawn has begun to take a beating from the heat. Up until recently, we were getting rain regularly and lots of it. In fact it was difficult to keep up with the lawn mowing because of the rain.

Today, I broke out the lawn tractor and gave the front lawn its first faucet watering of the season. I actually enjoyed getting outside in the cooler air and walking around the yard in my bare feet.

Of course, this will come at a price. A higher water bill at some point. Right now, I'm going to water as sparingly as possible...thus only the front lawn for now!

6 Responses to “First Lawn Watering of the Season”

  1. momcents Says:

    I had to laugh at your post. DH has transplanted some maple saplings (is that what their called) at random places in our yard which has no trees. He is turning into a water nazi - three times a day, but with the water they seem to be taking off. I do hope that the increase in the water bill will be cheaper than purchasing 3' trees with decent root balls!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Love the term, Water nazi! When we got a tree to replace one that an ice storm took out a few years ago, I thought I had become a water widow...he was out watering it so much.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Set the mower quite high to leave your grass longish and it will shade itself, conserving water. This really works, as does mulch mowing in order to return organic matter which helps retain soil moisture and soften the soil so that roots can penetrate deeply to the more remote moisture.

    Did you know that most lawn grasses naturally have a dormant season? It is their nature to wither, brown, and then recover to green with the increases in rain. It is not their nature to be green all the time.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Thanks Joan! Yes, we mulch...actually lots of mulch this year because of how fast the grass is growing. I also have the mower higher than DH would if he were here. I think it is bothering my neighbor that I don't cut it as low. I'm sure it has helped it last this long!

    I also know that if I let it go dormant it would come back...but it isn't our preference. And we can afford to water, so we do.

  5. jolie Says:

    We've had quite a few rain showers so I honestly can't remember if we've had our sprinklers on aside from a couple times at the very beginning of the season.

    I have diligently watered my shrubs though as they are new last fall and they need a lil TLC.

  6. boomeyers Says:

    Ours is starting to get patchy. Still no watering yet. Hoping some pop up showers will do it for us!

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