Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

Shower time

My baby sycamore has been looking quite thirsty, with some of its leaves turning brown, and I've been pouring a pitcher of water around its base every day all week. Last night as the sun was going down, I decided to fire up the hose and give the whole yard a bit of a shower so the lawn wouldn't dry out too badly, Even if we get some predicted thunderstorms, I'm not anticipating enough of a drenching.

ThirstyI bought a snazzy nozzle for the hose a few years ago, since the old nozzle leaked, but I almost never actually use the hose for anything. Last night, though, I cycled through all of the nozzle's settings, using the mist to water the bushes near the door, using the spray to get most of the lawn near the house, and using the narrow stream at various angles to get some water into the corners of the yard. It wasn't a 100% thorough approach, but it should help the lawn from getting too parched.

Even if it's not perfect, I don't want my lawn to end up looking like some of Cornell's is starting to. (See right.)

As I was getting the hose uncoiled, I noticed the neighbors had a sprinkler going. A sprinkler would also make a fine mechanism for cooling off humans. :-)

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