Monday, July 19, 2010

It's Not Autumn

"Mommy, the leaves are changing colors!" The only problem is that it's the middle of July, I told Princess. The leaves should not be changing colors.


Yeah, the grass is changing colors, too. :-/


Yes, you are experiencing my brown thumb in all its glory. These are the times that I have that extra wish that the Lizard King was around. After talking with a friend, I learned that new lawns and trees need a much longer watering time than established ones. The sprinkler times are adjusted and we're keeping our fingers crossed that the grass and trees become green and vibrant again. Wish us luck!

8 comments:

Sheri said...

Your friend is correct, new plants and grass always need more water so their roots can get snug with the soil.

More water should do the trick.

:)

Shady Lady said...

I hope so. We've been doing this for 3 or 4 days now and it's not looking any worse. I'm working on that green thumb!

Sheri said...

If it doesn't improve, you could rake up the dry patches and put down some grass seed and continue watering.

Yeah, a green thumb doesn't come overnight as I've learned. But with consistent effort it will eventually appear.

:)

t.t. millers said...

My lawn looks horrible right now. Infact the entire neighborhood looks like a brown brush. Yuk! It's been the hottest summer in years! Normally I have a green thumb, but this year it hasn't helped my poor dead tree in the front yard.

JoeinVegas said...

Grass will come back, hope the tree isn't too far gone.

Shady Lady said...

t. and Joe, our lawn is new sod and the trees are new too. I hope they come back. If not, I would think there would be some sort of guarantee??? But who knows. Thanks for commenting! :)

sheila said...

Good luck. It's been so hot all over!

Shady Lady said...

Thanks Sheila!