It has been weeks and weeks since we’ve had a drop of rain. Our grass is mostly weeds so I’ve only been watering to try to keep the fruit trees alive and what’s left of the garden . . mostly sweet potatoes and okra. The grass is dry and crunchy and the dogs are afraid of stickers so they hate going out. My friend calls the grass “potato chip grass” because it sounds the same as walking across a bunch of potato chips – crunch, crunch.
Looking at the weather forecast doesn’t give me much hope for rain but this is summertime in central Texas and this is what we get.
Yesterday I decided to go ahead and water the grass a bit just to try to keep it all from dying.
I love this tractor sprinkler. It will go across the width of the front yard. If I get it going just about daylight, it’s done before the sun gets too hot to be watering. Again late in the evening I can put it out and it’s covered the width of the yard by bed time.
What’s weird about the grass/weeds we have is that they can look totally dead . . beyond hope and when I add a little water, within hours everything is green again. Next year instead of spending so much time on my garden, maybe I’ll spend a little time working on the grass in the front yard. Probably not! The more I water it, the more Vince has to cut it and the pay off isn’t worth the extra effort probably. If I want green grass, I probably should be living somewhere that gets an occasional rain between May and October . . and that’s NOT here! 🙁