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I moved some Zoysia grass sod from my Uncles place some years ago and it looks fantastic during this drought. I’ve been moving some some around the yard and it’s obvious where it is. Weird light green color but thriving and choking out all the weeds, the rest of the yard is horrendous.Am I nuts to think we should just not have lawns anymore? That we should find a non-water demanding alternative?
Ask and you shall receiveI see much of the Northeast is in a pretty nasty drought. I see rain Monday/Tuesday for you guys then bone dry after that. I remember some pretty dry summers but the rain would always come again in September/October before ski season. Hopefully this dry spell does not go too far into the fall.
Any talk of snowmaking ponds drying up? Or rivers below the necessary flow rate to draw from?
Out here we've actually had some pretty good drought improvement, mostly in AZ and New Mexico but there's been marginal improvement in Utah. Lake Mead has actually seen a pretty dramatic rise in its water level https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/why-lake-mead-continues-to-rise-while-lake-powell-falls/
Yes definitely not something that I would plant if I had adjacent neighbors. I have a patch of Organic Blueberries at the bottom of my yard so I don’t treat my lawn.As a counter, I view Zoysia as your typical invasive as it knows no boundaries and is a choker. Lots of folks used to plant it on the CT shoreline due to its hardiness with seaspray. Its kinda our version of bermuda grass.
An old school guy across the street from me brought a bunch of plugs years ago and re planted his front yard. It quickly hopped yards and took its toll on neighbors who didnt want it. Ive had a patch smack in the middle of my front yard which looks like sh*t and i battled removing for about 3 years after its started its creep.
That heavy band that caused that flooding in RI, passed just South of my house in CT (The town just South of mine had an official report of 7.14" earlier today (and it's still raining here) and the not completely meteorological grade accurate rain guage in my backyard by my wife's garden is at just over 5" now. And that's on top of the almost 8" we got via 2 rain events about 2 weeks ago.Ask and you shall receive
11" of rain in RI since yesterday
Hundreds stranded on 95....