I know we need the rain, but do we have to get a full summer’s worth in twelve hours? Three weeks ago I spent two full days hand pulling the weeds, raking the compacted dirt to aerate it, top-dressing with soil, and seeding my front lawn. I then very carefully watered the lawn twice a day making sure the soil and seed did not wash down the slightly sloped yard. Yesterday the grass was coming along nicely, with the thick new growth about two inches tall. Today, after the downpour, it is looking pretty sad, with most of the added soil in a river on the other side of the curb, headed down the street!
Lorieb is a freelance writer and avid gardener residing in Kanata, Ontario, Canada. Please check out her website at www.gardens4u.ca
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