Daily Prompt: The Lawn

The finished garden

Once upon a time there was lawn. It was not a Wimbledon Tennis Court Lawn, but it had been newly planted and everone was happy. There was grass that would make its way and grow. It even had an automatic lawn mower, lovingly named Mowey, ย that would roll over the lawn daily keeping it nicely neat and tidy, the cut off snippings of the grass being used as a fertiliser to encourage the grass to grow. Yes, it was a happy lawn.

One day the workmen with their heavy boots arrived and began to trample this lawn.

Renovation

The workmen had no respect for the green grass of my home, it was in the way, and so they drove the supports of the scaffolding into the edges, they laid heavy tools and objects on the lawn, which were important for the work progress. The lawn fought back. It fought for 8 months during the summer, but it despaired. there was no longer a Mowey taking its daily mowing walk across the grass, and there was slowly less grass. One day the work was finished, but the builders left patches of brown earth with some brave remainders of surviving grass in between.

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But we did not despair as we heard the light footsteps of the gardening team approaching on the horizon. They came to renew the building crimes that had been perpetrated to this lawn. They were the rescuers that came to save what could be saved. First of all they removed the beginnings of Autumn and leaves were removed from the surrounding flower beds. The earth was raked and the remainders of the still existing lawn were trimmed. A gardener’s angel was then appointed to sow the seeds of the new lawn, although it was already mid November, when temperatures were beginining to hover around 0ยฐC during the night, but undaunted the lawn rescuing team continued. The seeds were sown and only time can now tell what could happen.

Lawn

It is now a week before Christmas and it seems that the old lawn is fighting its way through the earth slowly but surely. The ground is covered with a layer of grass seeds waiting to go forth and multiply when the warmer weather arrives next year. Who knows if this will happen. Now and again an army of sparrows decides to go on a foraging tour to enhance their diet with grass seeds, but we are keeping a watchful eye on the situation. It can only get better, and one day our meager lawn will again be the green, green grass of home, perhaps.

Daily Prompt: The Lawn

11 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: The Lawn

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    • It is not a large lawn, and I am glad we have Mowey who does it automatically every day. He was worth the money. However, this year was a complete no go because of the scaffolding. Otherwisr the lawn kept tidy. We just have Tabby our cat and she walks light pawed. The only threat to my garden is the odd spot of clover, but when everything runs normally, Mowey keeps that under control.

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  1. We had a nice rear lawn for a couple of years after it was flattened and seeded, but we have had drought after drought and it has given up. It looks pretty in the spring when the violets and dandelions decorate it, but after that, it is browner than it is green. We don’t water — water is too precious to waste on a lawn, but it was really lovely for the couple of years we actually had a lawn!

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    • We had a super lawn before the builders moved in. The agreement is that everything gets put back to how it was before they arrived, but we will now have to wait until next year. The gardener said the seeds should germinate as soon as the weather gets warmer.

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