Thursday, June 15, 2006
2006 Seedlings Rising!
One of the wonderful features of our old block is the mature street trees that cool the neighborhood by at least ten degrees on hot summer days.
One of the downsides of all the shade is the delicate process involved in getting the lawn to grow. In the past two years, we've removed a flower bed and ornamental tree which obstructed views up and down the block, redone the front lawn twice, and tried to get a full, lush lawn.
Still, we have bare spots. I've made making them green a personal quest. Like generations before me, it's been a typically determined, partially obsessive, south city lawn care struggle.
Last weekend, we repaired the ground and planted a "playground" variety seed. Today, an army of bright green seedlings is rising from the barespots. They are in that needle-thin, vulnerable phase.
The question is, will they survive the pending summer onslaught of trampling kids feet, and tossed down bicycles? The odds are not good...