Wednesday, September 1, 2010

ABC: Greener Grass on the Other Side

We believe in allowing our grass to go dormant during the hot summer.  We believe it's a more natural and healthier way to care for our yard.  It's our own little way of going green.

Baloney.

We would love to have a green yard, but I ran over too many sprinkler heads with the mower and they're too old to replace easily. Thus, we no longer have a working sprinkler system.

Fortunately for us, our neighbor does and he waters about four times a day.  Graciously, his watering overshoots the yard boundary by about three feet giving us our very own three foot strip of green grass.

Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side, and for about three feet on our side?  It's just as green. 

14 comments:

Wendy said...

Here in So. California we don't have the green grass that everyone seems to want...I'm glad you're neighbor is generous enough to share some of their water ;)

The Incredible Woody said...

Irrigation is what we do. Just sayin'...

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are so funny.
I bet your neighbor just lovessssss you. :)

Mental P Mama said...

LOL...it'll turn green as soon as you get some rain. I like your eco-style;)

Roger Owen Green said...

wow, there is a real dividing line!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

That corgi :) said...

I'm thinking water has got to be inexpensive where you live. If it is anywhere as expensive as here (just got water bill yesterday, I'm still recovering from the shock of it,LOL) your neighbor would be less generous :)

next house we are getting is going to be all rock landscape; so much easier :)

enjoy your Wednesday :)

betty

Shannon said...

Ha Ha Ha Ha... This sounds like out neighbors... The other day I had to retrieve something in between the two yards... More on our side then theirs, and I did walk through their lush (ok, we live in TX it isn't really lush, but it is greener and softer. My husband called me out on it... It felt nicer than the needles in our yard though.... LOL

Granny Smith said...

I don't water except for the vegetables and flowers that edge our brown grass.

Betty said...

I think you´re being "green" rather than having a green lawn. :)

Jay said...

Oh, how funny! You have a green strip! LOL!

Well, it seems that for you, the grass really IS greener on the other side, but that other side creeps over.

Jay - ABC Wednesday Team

claudia said...

I'm not much in the watering my yaddepartment. And it's not due to the fact that I have run over sprinkler heads. I just plain don't think about it. I have become a pro at growing native vegetation. That way the vegetation takes care of itself. No watering or lack of, will do any harm.
My neighbors call them all weeds. One man's poetry...ya know what I mean?

Aging Mommy said...

Love it! At least less green I assume means less mowing too :-)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Our grass is crunchy right now.
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Cranberry Morning said...

Loved this post. When we moved here, with all the excavation that had to be done, we ended up with only dirt, no grass at all. Before we got around to actually planting grass seed, the natural weeds had kicked in and covered everything so that we had GREEN. I refused to let my husband dig it up again to plant grass. But it actually is great, cuz native grasses deal so much better with the native weather. :-)