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The grass is always greener at the neighbors’

Posted by laurie on April 28, 2011

I had to Photoshop the boys into the picture because I could NOT get them outside while the sprinkler was running. The yard is a disaster. A total disaster. Part of it is due to last summer’s drought, and part to the fact that we don’t do much about it except mow. You can see the bare area near the bench; it’s even worse near the Taj Ma Patio, having never grown in since its installation. Plus half of the green is from weeds. We planted a bunch of grass seed last weekend and are now watering it twice a day. This has caused the grass to grow exponentially and I anticipate a double mowing when I can finally get to it on Saturday. Oh well, at least it isn’t snow.

15 Responses to “The grass is always greener at the neighbors’”

  1. ChristyACB said

    Laurie, I don’t know what looks bad over there, but to me it looks pretty green and lush, with purposeful clear spots for walking.

    LOVE the photoshop. Too funny.

  2. Karen S. said

    All I see is lots of green stuff. My dogs have turned my yard into a nuclear winter.

  3. JC said

    I never understood the problem with weeds. They’re green and they look nice, too! Then again there’s a reason I don’t have a yard…

  4. Cathy, Gomez & Lily said

    I think it’s a beautiful view – especially with those black white & tan lawn ornaments.

  5. Carol said

    It is a beautiful view from the Taj Ma Patio.

  6. Lynne said

    Looks green and lush to me. To me as long as it is green it is ok!!!

  7. Scott said

    You should see my yard! :-(*

    AND…..What’s the UPS update? šŸ™‚

    • Susan in DE said

      Oh, I’d almost forgotten about the UPS man walking all over the driveway sealcoat last year — Do tell!

  8. Susan in DE said

    Our back yard is pretty weedy, too. Kinda brown and crunchy over the winter, with little beagle game trails/cow paths cutting across the yard and going around the inside fence perimeter.

    But in the spring it is this glorious, gorgeous blanket of teensy wildflowers, some things that look a little like tiny pale pink 5 leafed daisies, and a TON of wild violets – both white with purple centers, and dark purple. But the first lawn cutting of the season occurred last week (after poo picking, of course), and now those that didn’t duck their little heads are all gone. Fortunately, I got a bunch of pictures and I’m rotating them as my computer desktop so I don’t get too sad.

  9. Jen said

    Our sweet boy, Cicero, had surgery today to remove a tumor on his liver. He is still hospitalized and heavily sedated but seems to be doing ok. Please keep him in your thoughts…we are praying the tumor is benign.

    • ChristyACB said

      Please let us know how Cicero does today, Jen. You have my good thoughts for your boy.


      • Jen said

        Thanks, Christy. He is still in the hospital. We were hoping to have him home tonight but he had a rough afternoon and had to be put back on IV meds/fluids. I hope he will have a peaceful night and we can see him tomorrow morning.

  10. Martha M said

    The bare spots are screaming for perenials! Especially around the patio. My suggestions–if it’s shady-giant hosta; if it’s sunny-knock-out rose bushes; if it’s in between–hydrangeas (sp?).
    Grass is highly overrated. We have all of the above perenials, plus lovely patches of weeds in our grass despite the Herculean efforts of my former greenskeeper husband! (Not a former husband, he is still mine-he worked at golf courses for years). Every year I creep in more and more plants in where grass used to be.

  11. Martha M said

    Just read replies to my post from two days ago–thanks, Bobbie and Carol, so much! I think I’m ready!

  12. Sue Kneeland said

    You should see the “grass” here is Southwest FL. The landscapers call it Bermuda Grass or Classic St. Augustine Grass or Floratam St. Augustine Grass(which is fuller than the other two), but I call it WEEDS. We are just happy the sprinklers keep our mixture of Floratam and Bermuda Grass and other weeds, green. We can’t even hope for lush like your lawn until the rainy season hits in a couple months! I guess that is what we get for trying to grow a lawn in sand!

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