|One very brown lawn!|
17 July 2013
Another scorching day and the grass is getting browner and browner and............well, look!
Is this what a brown field site looks like? I have wondered. Luckily, we set up water collection points from various rooves. It's collected from the greenhouse roof and fills the galvanised tank inside and a (nasty looking) plastic one outside. We also collect it off the barn roof and store it in a (nice looking!) old oak barrel. When it comes to a quick dip with a watering can, these systems are pretty handy. A strategically placed oscillating sprinkler on the veg patch means that excess water lands on the greenhouse roof and is recycled immediately! Water from the well is used for topping up the pond as the evaporation rate speeds up in this weather. The grass has to fend for itself and, as grass always does, will recover in time. Watering is reserved for vegetables, pots and deserving plants and shrubs.