The little things – How green (is) my lawn

What’s wrong with this lawn?

Rain rain rain. All it has done is rain all last year and all this year. And when it rains here in Pittsburgh, it pours. The night before this video was taken, we had what looked like a small rain system on radar moving in.

Well, let me tell you, we had a wicked downpour. Five minutes after it began, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Allegheny County.

Now normally, we get some kind of forewarning before this – a flash flood watch, an advisory something. This was like going from 0 to 100 in a second. The rain came through the screens and hit the inner windows.

So what does that have to do with my lawn?

Most of it should be dry and dead by now. But thanks to record-setting precipitation last year and now this year, a verdant, beautiful spring has been followed by a rainy summer. So the grass, for the first time in five summers, has remained remarkably green.

It’s the little things you notice when it comes to what’s happening with the climate. Perhaps earlier springs, later winters (yes)? Things like that. Anyway, look at my (all natural) lawn.

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