Greg 'n Keetha Stuff

OK, let's be honest. This is really KEETHA stuff. Sometimes I write about Greg - - - but he has never in his life made one single post of his own. He has occasionally made a comment or two. So - - - come on in and visit with me, Keetha, for a while. I'd love it if you left your foot prints. (Interpretation: COMMENT PLEASE ;-)

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Friday, August 31, 2007

Pride Goeth Before - - -


A DEAD lawn.

Greg loves his yard. He fertilizes. He kills the dandelions. He mows (only AFTER it rains) with the blade set high. He never mows if it is dry.

Usually his lawn is the envy of the neighborhood. People have STOPPED in front of our house to ask what he does to keep his lawn so green. Once the professional lawn care guy who was working on the neighbor's yard asked him how he kept it so green, said Greg was ruining his reputation since our lawn was so much greener than the rest of the neighborhood.

Well no more - - -


This is how our lawn looks today!!!

Earlier in the summer Greg decided to wage war on the ONE weed in his lawn that he couldn't seem to get rid of - - - - CRAB GRASS. So, he sprayed the lawn with a product that claimed to kill ONLY crab grass. I asked him how the herbicide was going to know crab grass from the more desirable kind - - - - I was ignored.

After weeks of no rain, we thought our yard, like ALL the yards in Marion was brown because it needed water. BUT - - - the rain came and we still have a brown lawn. Actually, if you look closely you will see it isn't quite ALL brown - - - there's a LITTLE green in there - - - -

Look closely - - -

Look VERY closely - - -

Do you see it??? - - -



Do you recognize this small green patch?



Or this one???



Or how about this one???

Do you know what they are? These tiny patches of green in our otherwise dead lawn?

CRAB GRASS!!!!!



The neighbor's yards are green again.


Even the empty lot across the street is green again, and it gets NO CARE except an occasional mowing with a tractor!!!

NO ONE is jealous of our grass any more.

Hmmmmm - - - I wonder if there could POSSIBLY be a lesson in here somewhere?!?

8 Comments:

Blogger Keri said...

Poor Dad!!! =(

8/31/2007 8:52 PM  
Blogger Phil & Kathy said...

so sad but it's so true...the grass is always greener...sorry, that wasn't even funny was it? Seriously, I am sorry b/c I know it is very, very frustrating. Another friend of ours did the same thing a few years ago. Again, our deepest condolences.

9/01/2007 10:25 AM  
Blogger grammy said...

Dearly beloved, it is comforting to be gathered here in blogworld to remember and honor, as we knew it, the passing on of Greg's grass. But, let us also pray for those "gloating" neighbors who, in time of sorrow, will spitfully use us.

Amen and Amen.

(Note to Greg: SUE THE COMPANY)

9/01/2007 11:01 AM  
Blogger R House 2 Yours said...

This is very funny. I'm afraid you're in for a big lawn project - possibly having to put in new sod!

Don't worry, our neighbor wants to replace the fence on our property line. Soon, we'll be able to commiserate with your yard woes. Look for pictures in the near future.

9/01/2007 12:06 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Yes - - - we do need a blog funeral for that old lawn.

No - - - we shan't be laying any sod.

Yes - - - Greg is already making plans to reseed the yard, and he HOPES to install an inground sprinkler system.

So - - - even though right NOW this is his worst nightmare, there may be better things on the near horizons - - - - we'll see.

9/01/2007 1:12 PM  
Anonymous the ALIVE grass said...

lesson - read the instructions????
LOL jkjk, sorry for your loss.

9/01/2007 2:31 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Thanks live grass - - - GOOD advice. Except, the instructions DID say he could spray it all over the yard.

9/02/2007 8:42 PM  
Blogger Terhune family said...

Too funny... sorry, Greg.

9/09/2007 9:13 PM  

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