Seriously, I don’t believe in watering our lawn. In fact, aside from a donutty type thing for the kids to play in, we don’t even own a sprinkler. Regardless of what the weather this summer does, Corey and I have no intentions of watering our grass.
Now, before you go all “Save the Blades” on me (you know Save the Whales…Save the Blades….of grass. Right, Lame.) just hear me out.
Our theory on the Lawn Watering Boycott of 2011 is multi-purpose.
1. If we don’t water the lawn, we are helping to conserve water right? People all over the place use up gallons and gallons of water keeping their grass green, and making more work for themselves (see the points to follow). If that’s you, that’s totally fine, I’m not judging, I might even admire the lushness of your lawn should the weather turn hot, but it’s not for us. The large amount of water we save by NOT watering our lawn means, that when the girls are outside splashing in their little pool or running in circles around the sprinkling donut thing, I’m not worried about it.
2. Because we aren’t seriously concerned about watering out lawn it means that I don’t have to take the time (because 30 seconds is forever when the mosquitos are out) to put out the sprinkler. I also don’t have to then move the sprinkler, remember to turn it off before I go to bed and I no longer have to stress about my forgetfulness completely flooding the neighbours basement.
3. If we don’t water our lawn, and the weather is hot, the natural progression is dryish grass that doesn’t grow very fast. That means I don’t have to cut it every 5 days! (Yes, right now we’re on an every 5 to 7 day schedule. And while I love the exercise, I’m getting sick of having to cut it. Cutting leads to weed wacking, and weed wacking leads to serious frustration and grass in my shirt) We could maybe go a week or two and not have to worry that should it not be cut, our house will look like it’s lived in my a bunch of hermits.
Sounds pretty good doesn’t it? I bet right now, you’re thinking “Hmmmm, these Stones might be onto something here” and we are! This theory, should it need to be implemented is golden, heck it might even border on genius.
In all reality, we live in the Fraser Valley and so far this summer the track record is 1 day of sun to 5 days of rain, so nobody’s even thinking watering, yet. Our lawn is lovely and growing like crazy! But just in case summer arrives, and things start to crisp up I thought I’d let you in on the secret. That way, when you come over to visit, you’ll understand the brown and the beauty it can hold.