Monday, March 07, 2011


Yesterday morning when I came downstairs, I saw a crew of men in our backyard, putting in the grass at long last. I left the house to do errands and such and when I got home, I was so ready for the big reveal. I would look out our back window and I would be elated! Happy! Rewarded! Underwhelmed!

Wait, underwhelmed?

Yeah, underwhelmed.

They planted grass this way at the park, too, but I was hoping our backyard would escape that fate and get the full sod treatment instead. I have to admit, I've never seen grass planted this way before. They had trucks full of pads of sod but then they tore it into clumps and patted it into the ground. Maybe it's a UAE thing. The park grass had this treatment done about three weeks ago and it is slowly creeping its way toward full coverage. The other parks on campus have beautiful, non-patchy lawns of grass, so I can only hope that as theirs is, so ours will be.

I am still excited about having grass in our backyard at last, even if it is in the most technical sense imaginable. Now that all the prep work is done, we can plant trees and flowers back there, just in time for the warmer weather!


Nancy said...

If the UAE is anything like Egypt then just when the grass is getting nice and lush they'll tear it all up and leave you with sand.

Why, oh, why?!

Crys said...

Oh it is baby grass ;)

Liz Johnson said...

Hahahaha "baby grass." Aww, wook at the wittle baby gwass!! Hahahaha.

Out of curiosity, how often does it rain there?? I'm excited for your grass, even if it's in an infantile state. :)

Kat Clark said... sad.


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