So far today we have received two inches of rain and counting.....it is about 2 PM. With Gunsmoke on the TV, I am left to the computer. :-)
The weekend started early for us as we went up to George Mason in Fairfax, Virginia for another graduation. A very sweet young lady graduated on Friday afternoon. As it was a late afternoon graduation we met the family, including her brother who is home on leave from Iraq, for lunch at Olive Garden. Our youngest drove over from JMU where she was still packing up her apartment. The plan was to transfer some from her car to ours in the parking lot.
Lunch was very nice. To convoy over to campus we got into our now loaded with apartment stuff car.....and it didn't start!! For some reason the battery was dead. We piled into our daughter's car and headed over to campus. Nice graduation, very proud of another grad.
After graduation and a trip to Walmart to get a pair of jumper cables we were back on the road homeward bound. Hoping the tank of gas would get us there so we didn't have to turn off the car, we drove home(and I worried most of the way).
Saturday morning was a new "Green" event. Our county extension office hosts lawn clinics in various yards over the growing season. We have started to include warm season grasses...Bermuda, Centipede, Zoysia, and St. Augustine. Since my yard is Bermuda, our front yard was the focus of Saturday's lawn clinic. As I am also a Master Gardener on the lawn team, I helped with the presentation.
see the weed, front row center?
The lawn clinics have a great deal of information- from renovation of a yard to maintenance of an existing lawn. You can see the rainy day mode has already begun.
With materials in hand, our team leader presented a great deal of warm season lawn care information.
If you live in the area (or zone 7b) you can make use of these great materials. Warm season lawn care, for just warm season grasses, or the whole kit and kaboodle...
Lawn Care publication
If you are in the area and have a cool season lawn, check our website for some cool season lawn clinics. York County Cooperative Extension