Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Garden -- rain o'er me

We just got a nice soaking rain, the first for over a month.
What do you do when it doesn't rain?
If it hasn't rained in 2 weeks and there's no rain in the forecast,
you STOP mowing.
The grass is going dormant.
It won't be growing again until it gets two nice solid rains within a week.
Except the crabgrass and the Bermuda grass.
You have my permission to whack those.
But your bluegrass, your fescue and so on will go dormant.
If you cut, you will remove the only thing preserving the moisture that will keep the  roots alive.
If you have a lawn service which insists that the contract requires them to mow at this point,
They don't know proper lawn care.
Look, if you had a fight with them when you hired them over cutting no shorter than 3 inches,
then you  already knew they didn't  know how to take care of a lawn properly.
If  they tried to convince  you  to seed your lawn before June,
then you already knew  they didn't know how to take care of a lawn properly.
To say nothing of the fight you had to put up to keep them from using chemicals on your  lawn.
It should have been no surprise to you that they wanted to mow dormant grass.
They are about money, not the good of your lawn.
Fire them.
Anyway, we're supposed to get a dump from a hurricane later in the week.
I'll cut grass next week.
For the first time in 2 months.
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