Over the almost six years since we've lived in this house, we've had the grass go brown. I don't normally argue with it too much - we'll run the sprinkler here and there some summers, and of course, my veggie plants are always well taken care of. At the end of June, I was still using the fireplace (!), so you can imagine I didn't expect my grass to turn into this so quickly:
And that was taken at the beginning of the week. When you walk across it, it just breaks off. I have dirt patches all over, and I am wondering if it's going to be able to grow back without being re-seeded at all. Even three summers ago, when we had that patch of 100+ degree days for over a week, the grass didn't look like this. My apple tree started dropping apples last week WAY too early, so I started watering it each evening, sometimes I have never had to do before. It's probably too late, but the thought of losing all those apples of mine makes me want to cry!
We've cleared all the dead bushes that we can, and removed all the plants around the house with the exception of one rose bush out front ever since we had smoke coming out of one of them. At this point, I guess it's damage control. I hate to have to do that, but it's preferable to having my house burn down from an idiot flicking their cigarette out the window. I've seen far too many fires over the last few weeks that could have been prevented if people would watch what they were doing with their butts and campfires, and be careful not to overload their electrical outlets. :(
They've seen more rain back home in South Texas over the last month than we have here! lol How weird is that?!
Times they are a'changin'. :(