is your grass dead?

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is your grass dead?

married with children married with children
I have not watered my grass all summer, its dead. I cant afford the water bill any longer just to keep the grass green. Anyone else like me, and just let it die? Or do you keep your watered and green like a golf course?

When I first purchased my home, I kept the grass like a golf course. It was green and cut every couple of days. Not now. The grass does nothing for me, I would rather pay for water for the garden. At least the garden gives me some vegetables and fruits.
09/06/2011
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Ghost Ghost
No, but I wish. I hate all these manicured lawns.. but.. it's not my house.
09/06/2011
southern woman southern woman
Yeah, my grass is dead and so is my flower garden.. I just couldn't keep my flowers alive it seemed no matter how much I watered them.. They ust dried up.. so the only Green here is my Vegetable garden cuz I had the sprinkler on it consistantly, but even then most of them died or just never produced.. I have snow peas, watermelon, yellow squash, and a handful of green beans. Everything else didn't make it.
09/06/2011
Ansley Ansley
No, but the maintenance side of it isn't up to us. I'm sure they have sprinkler systems here, but I've never actually seen one in action.

There's some dude who got the greatest idea in the world while watching the SuperBowl: he decided to start spray painting lawns green. How it works and what he uses is a mystery to me.
09/06/2011
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by married with children
I have not watered my grass all summer, its dead. I cant afford the water bill any longer just to keep the grass green. Anyone else like me, and just let it die? Or do you keep your watered and green like a golf course?

When I first ...
Don't worry, they'll be back when the rain starts falling!

We're having our sprinklers on because I can't bear to see my baby Dogwood tree burning under that crazy sun, so our burnt lawn also gets watered and is partially green again. I just hope my husband won't get a heart attack when the water bill arrives!
09/06/2011
catgirl9 catgirl9
Our grass was brown and dead until Saturday when it rained all day. It's bright green again now, which means that we'll be mowing again sometime this week. In the last 2 months, we've mowed once.
09/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
We've been getting a decent amount of rain, so it's been watered on its own. However we've never really gone out of our way to water the lawn, but whatever's near the garden will get watered since my mom would water the garden.
09/06/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
We never water the grass! Not only do we live on a acre of land, but using water for that purpose would be very wasteful. It's just grass, I couldn't care less about it.

But, our grass isn't dead. If you basically leave it alone, the roots are stronger and they tend to support what is there. There are spots where we only have moss, and it looks pretty, we have a lot of shade in our property, and the moss grows there. My Man just mows it, with a ride on and a gas hand mower, but we aren't into preening and making a big deal out of grass. We have plenty of dandelions etc. We don't use any chemicals. Not only do I think they are very bad for the planet, the birds, the animals, and US, chemicals could easily get into our water table, as our water comes from a well in our yard! Talk about poisoning your own well.

In our neighborhood, the people who use chemicals on their lawns have the brown lawns when it gets dry, while those of us who leave it alone, and set the mower on medium high tend to at least have some grass alive.

There are people in our neighborhood who have ChemLawn and places like that come out and it puzzles me. I asked one guy once if he wasn't worried about what he was doing to his water supply with all that poison he was spraying on his lawn, and he said, "Well, we buy bottled water." UH, you bathe and do your dishes in the water that is right under the lawn you are poisoning through. Aren't you? he said he wasn't a "tree hugging hippy" and walked away. I hope that his poison doesn't get into OUR well, but it probably has.
09/06/2011
Beaners Beaners
It's been overtaken by weeds.
09/06/2011
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
We've got Bermuda grass so it's pretty hardy here in the hot summer sun. We are still in OK shape, however because of the droughts over the last half decade here in the south I just feel wasteful watering my grass so I turned the auto sprinkler system off about 3 years ago.
09/06/2011
Callisto Callisto
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Originally posted by married with children
I have not watered my grass all summer, its dead. I cant afford the water bill any longer just to keep the grass green. Anyone else like me, and just let it die? Or do you keep your watered and green like a golf course?

When I first ...
Yep. Texas has quite the drought and we are restricted to using only a bit at a time. There are still those lawns on our street that resemble golf courses. Someone should go slap those people.
09/06/2011
Pixel Pixel
Grass? What's that? Oh, wait, it's the dry, dead stuff that's helping fuel all the awesome fires in our state right now. *headdesk* Poor Texas.
09/08/2011
Wildchild Wildchild
Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
I have not watered my grass all summer, its dead. I cant afford the water bill any longer just to keep the grass green. Anyone else like me, and just let it die? Or do you keep your watered and green like a golf course?

When I first ...
I never waterd the lawn. I did mow it a couple times a week. It's been raing so much, I cant keep up with mowing and wish it would just die.
09/08/2011
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I don't have my own lawn, but the grass outside has been pretty green all summer. It didn't get hot enough for the grass to die.
09/08/2011
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