In Phoenix you can have a green lawn all winter. However, as cooler temperatures approach, the summer grass turns brown and goes dormant till around March. So every October if you want a pretty green lawn you have to plant what we call winter or rye grass.
The only grassy area on the ranch is about 1/4 acre, all that means to me this time of year is I’ve got to scrape up $300+ for grass seed, mulch, and top cover. If I don’t, all winter the dogs will drag mud into the house when the January rains come.
Once again we managed to find the $300 and the winter grass is planted. Now I get to watch flocks of a billion wild birds feast on the seeds all day long. I’ve tried everything from hanging shinny pie tins and Cd’s, to automatic sprinklers and creepy scare crows. I put my dog on full time bird watch, she did a great job chasing them away for about a day… then said heck with it, and quit.
Every year the same thing, buy grass seed, feed the birds. buy grass seed, feed more birds… good grief, if only I had a money tree.
Any suggestions or solutions ? Please share in the comment box below! Thanks.
amy elizabeth, TBN Ranch