Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Crabgrass Makes Me Crabby


Last year, we suffered such an invasion of crabgrass that we found ourselves singing, "If it weren't for crabgrass, we'd have no grass at all... gloom, despair and agony on me."

This spring we paid a professional lawn man what we considered to be a significant amount of money to "treat for crabgrass."

I just came in, hot, sweaty, bent and bowed, from my second day's session pulling crabgrass.

Perhaps the crabgrass got its "treat."


10 comments:

jimgrey said...

Later today I plan to mow the weeds that have replaced the grass in my front yard. At least it looks like you still have some grass.

Lin said...

Well, it IS green, right? We always treat for that in March, I believe. You have to nip that stuff early in the season. At least you don't have to water it. :)

Vee said...

It's too bad decision-makers didn't declare crabgrass the "in" grass to have in yards. Think how easy growing a lawn would be.

Grace said...

What's wrong with crab grass - it's green, it's grass - what's the problem?

Ilene said...

And this is why I live in a condo.

vanilla said...

Jim, we do have some grass-- two kinds: brown and crab.

Lin, yes, it is green, but not what I had hoped for.

Vee, that would make it too easy.

Grace, can't argue with your logic. Just a preference, I guess, logical or not.

Ilene, to each her own. Do your neighbors all have their thumpin' stereos off before two ay-em?

John Cowart said...

If I take my glasses off when I'm out in the yard, it looks much nicer.

vanilla said...

John, I like your approach to yard work!

Ilene said...

Yep! Thanks to me, the music noise has died out. Complaints about someone making loud music in our building stopped when I moved in. Funny thing, no one thought it was the former owner, because he was the president of the condo association and was fielding the calls. No joke!

vanilla said...

Ilene, that's too funny. Complain about me? Give me a call, and I'll see what I can do!