Well it looks like summer's here (knock on wood). This weekend we had some great temperatures in the 20s and today its supposed to go up to 30C. Of course now we get the complaints about it being too hot. Damn Canadians are never satisfied lol. Winter's too cold, summer's too hot. Whatever!
See me, I'm loving it. Bring on the heat a brother got to get some sun and work on his tan.
So the last few weekends I've been trying to work on my lawn and all that good stuff. Not that I'm a big gardening fan but with the nice temperatures its a good way to stay at home and still be outside. Plus with the new house I just got to do what I got to do. Damn living in an apartment was definitely less work!
So a few weeks ago I tackled the dandelions. Now let me tell you this I was never one to pay any attention to those things before this summer it was always more like oh look yellow flowers in the lawn how nice. Now, after spending an entire weekend digging those things up all I can say is dandelions are the spawn of the devil. Evil, insidious, nasty looking things with roots down to the depths of hell. How one little weed can have roots a foot down in the ground is beyond me lol. And I started off not having so much a lawn as a dandelion patch with the occasional blade of grass so you know it was some serious backbreaking work digging up those things because if you don't get as many as possible they come back with a vengeance cause they spread quicker than wildfire. Serious thing that.
Anyway I got the dandelions under control at least in the back yard but now I have philosophical and ethical issues with my lawn. Yes Jdid has to make simple things difficult! What issues you ask? Well in order to keep the lawn looking half decent, not aiming for perfection or anything just half decent will do, one needs to put in quite a bit of the H2O. My issue is I feel like its a waste of good water to be spraying it on grass that a man cant even eat when people in other countries would love a little drop of water to quench their thirst. Don't get me wrong though I'm not about to become all environmentalist and the like but for me its like what is the point of this grass watering foolishness anyways.
Maybe its my perspective on things. Growing up in Barbados the folks in my neighborhood weren't into the lawn thing. You would grow a nice little flower garden to nice up the place but grass was a weed and if it was growing on your property you would take out a little chopper or a ho (a garden tool as opposed to a hoe which is a ....ammm never mind) and get rid of it. Now here it is I'm cultivating grass. What the??
Ok so I guess grass is a plant and plants add much needed oxygen to our atmosphere and use up CO2 so that preempts me from just digging it all up and paving it over, plus a nice little green lawn looks kind of nice too but I got to reach some sort of compromise. Maybe I'll grow a kitchen garden in the back or something. Who knows!
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