Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The green green grass of fall

The heat of summer is gone, and it's been raining. Résultat : the grass is green again. This is a vineyard parcel that hasn't been mowed recently and it demonstrates how green the spaces between grape vine rows can get. Especially this time of year and through the winter. I'll see whether or not the growers mow again before they start the vine pruning.

These vines were hand-harvested so they weren't trimmed back to make room for the mechanical harvesters.


In our back yard, the green has also come back to the grasses and small plants that make up our "lawn." The next time we have a few dry days, I'll get the lawnmower back out for one last cut. The landscaping crew made quick work of trimming our hedges on Monday. And I approved the estimate for the other work (tree and shrub removal and renovation of the garden pathway). That work could start as early as late December.

8 comments:

  1. Glad to know you have that settled with the landscapers.

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  2. It’s good to look forward to a big project that someone else will be doing, isn’t it? Looking forward to seeing before and after pictures.

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  3. Remembering your taking days of labor trimming the hedge, often balanced on boards over the ditch by the road.

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  4. I am not a 'grass' fan. Here in AZ it takes a lot of precious water to grow any, and back in the Midwest it needed constant mowing and tending. phooey.

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  5. Blogger ate my comment; it was a slur against grass.

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  6. So good that you've got things worked out with the landscapers. Nice developments to look forward too.

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  7. A modest amount of green grass is pleasant, but I agree with Ur-spo re lawns. Those were invented by the English landed classes, who had acres of greensward, flocks of sheep to keep it mown, and local peasants to manage both. Less lawn generally = fewer chemicals into the ground.
    OTOH, it is useful for telling people to get off it.

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  8. I'll be sure to do before and after photos of the work. As for grass, I'm a fan. Oh, wait...

    I don't use chemicals on the "lawn," and I never water it. I do cut it when it gets unruly.

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