Erma Bombeck(may she rest in peace) wrote a book titled The Grass Is Greener Over The Septic Tank. I always enjoyed listening to her household humor. The stories and jokes she told were funny, and most of the time struck a chord of familiarity with me.
But when I was typing an email to LisaJ this morning, it dawned on me that Erma's statement is really true. Now I don't have a septic tank, but I have a sewer line that runs from my house to the main near the street in front of my house.
During the dog days of August in our area our lawns get really brown. Unless you water that is, and I can't afford to water my grass, so mine is as brown as can be. Brown everywhere that is, except in my front yard where there is a leak in the sewer line. It's not a big leak, thank goodness--but big enough to be noticable. It's about 6 or 8 feet out from the house, and is about a foot to a foot and a half across.
That isn't really large in the grand scheme of things I know, but I'm not going to get the mower out to cut that small an area, and I don't own a weed eater, so the grass in that one spot gets pretty tall. It really looks funny. I should have taken a picture of it and put it with this post.
We are supposed to get some rain today. Maybe my green spot will have some company.
How is your grass fairing this August? Do you water or let it die back? Do you consider dead grass the one bright spot in the summer because for a few weeks you don't have to mow? Tell me your grass stories.
Have a wonderful Friday. Love one another.