This is our backyard, can you tell what’s wrong with this picture?
// Image lost. Sorry. Zooomr ate it. //
What if I said I live in Minnesota? What if I said we are in the mist of a severe drought?
For some reason, there are parts of our lawn that are bright green and don’t dry out. Not even in a severe drought. I haven’t watered but I did have to mow today and it just doesn’t make sense. How can lawns and crops be dying across the state and parts of our backyard is alive and well!
We are almost 8 inches behind on rain and are in desperate need of water. Our running totals for the summer months so far are:
April – 2.03 inches of rain
May – 1.39 inches of rain
June – 1.56 inches of rain
July – 1.13 inches of rain
The previous owner even said they put in a drain tile system to help rain water out of the back yard. It makes me think the city has water pipes under our yard that are leaking or that there is a spring under there. However, usually it’s just an area that grows really fast and puddles in the spring or in heavy rain. It’s not a marsh normally so that kind of tosses those ideas out.
On the bright side, we are one of the few lawns that looks spectacular in the mist of a drought. Ok, not the whole lawn as you can tell, but still. 🙂