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    Karlsson wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Karlsson wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Karlsson wrote:


    My yard has been brown since the middle of June. :mrgreen:

    That’s not funny.

    I think it is, it being my lawn and all. Am I laughing at farmer’s misfortunes? No. Despite my best edits to water it (I don’t have a sprinkler system) it remains dry and “dormant.” I think it is because of the big maples I have sucking up any moisture that hits the ground. All I can do is laugh at this point.


    Brown lawns are nothing to joke about.

    Fair. I’d definitely rather it be green. Never really had to water my North MPLS lawn, I think because of the high clay content of the soil. This one in Saint Louis Park definitely doesn’t hold on to moisture as long. The aforementioned large maple don’t help. Other people around me seem to have slightly greener yards and they haven’t watered more than I have, and the grasses appear to be the same.

    The rain from this morning (we finally got some) has definitely perked up the bushes that were starting to wilt a little.

    Red clay vs sand makes a HUGE difference. I’ve lived in the TC since 82, grew up in Duluth/Superior area (where it’s red clay) live in a NW suburb & it’s sand. And in the past 39 years…this summer is the least amount of rain we’ve received that I can recall…