Apparently I'm really bad at this!
Well, it has been four years since my last post. Well, not quite, but it seems that way. I promise I will try to do better. We've all heard that before haven't we? No real excuse, though things have been fairly busy and it just seems time runs away from you. For all of you that read this, I sincerely apologise.
My mom is still pretty weak and I have been taking her lunch every day, and then I usually eat lunch with her to make sure she eats. There goes a couple of hours out of the day. I take Kathy to work and pick her up every day. There's another hour and a half. And then every once and a while I get to see my grandchildren, that trumps everything else of course. Like I said, no real excuse, except the fact that I type really slow and have a lot of typos, (it is amazing how often spell check just can't figure out what it is I want to say.) Maybe I should get one of those voice programs and let the computer write it all out.... nah, with my accent the computer wouldn't be able to figure it out either.
Anyway, maybe I should just start my rant and not worry about it. I don't know about y'all but I'm really getting tired of the city wasting my tax money! Why the heck do they continue to stripe the roads, put up speed linit signs and install traffic lights? Everybody knows you're just supposed to ignore all those things! I know everyone knows that because every day somebody tries to run me over! I want everyone out there to try an experiment. For the rest of this week, stay in your lane, do the speed limit and don't run yellow lights (much less the red ones) I will bet you that you will get where you're going on time and be calmer when you get there. Oh and by the way, that little lever on the steering column? That's called a turn signal. It is amazing how easy it is to use and it lets everyone know you are planning to cut across four lanes of traffic in fourty feet to make a left hand turn as the light is turning red.
Well, what else is going on? Not much. Kathy and I are planning to go to St Louis soon to see James and Janie and visit with Keith and mostly to see the Dale Chihouly exhibit at the Botanical Gardens. I'm kinda torn, I really want to see the exhibit because I like his work, plus they say it is amazing at night, but the way Chihouley has been suing everyone in sight because they make glass too is a little disturbing. Oh well, I guess none of the greats could ever play well with others. Look at Picasso, the story goes that he was several hundred dollars in arrears at his favorite cafe and when the owner wanted him to pay he scribbled a sketch on a napkin and told him, "There, that is worth millions." Kind of conceited, but let's face it, true.
Well, since I have been a bad boy, here is the maintainance schedule for both September and October. Can you believe it is almost October? I am definately getting old, the days are flying by!
Last nitrogen fertilizer application of the year on warmseason
grasses should be applied no later than September
Brown patch disease of tall fescue can still be a problem.
White grub damage can become visible this month. Apply
appropriate soil insecticide if white grubs are a problem.
Water product into soil.
Continue bermudagrass spray program with glyphosate
products for areas being converted to tall fescue this fall.
Meet water requirements of turf.
If pre-emergent control of winter-annual weeds is desired
in lawns, the application should be completed by the 2nd
week of September. Note: Do not treat areas that will be
seeded in the fall.
Plan to seed bluegrass, fescue, or ryegrass as needed in
shady areas in late-September through mid-October. Fall
is the best time to establish cool-season lawns.
Choose spring flowering bulbs as soon as available.
Plant spring flowering bulbs now in well-drained soils with
good sunlight. Planting depth is two times bulb diameter.
Plant pansies, kale, and cabbage.
Dig and store tender bulbs and tubers in a cool dry place.
Container-grown shade trees and pines are most successfully
planted in the fall. Broadleaf evergreens or
bare-root plants are best planted in the spring.
In mid-month, fertilize cool season lawns.
Seeding of cool-season grasses for perennial lawns can
continue through mid-October.
Over-seeding of warm-season lawns with cool-season
grasses for winter should be performed late this month.
Warm-season lawns are healthiest if winter over-seeding
is not performed!
Continue mowing cool-season lawns on a regular basis,
even if warm-season grasses have quit growing.
Remove leaves from cool-season grasses or mow with
October is an excellent time to control broadleaf weeds in
well established warm or cool-season lawns with a postemergent
broadleaf weed killer. Don’t apply to seedling
Mow and edge neatly before killing frost.
Clean up marginal water garden plants after first frost kills
Place a net over the water garden to prevent leaves from
falling in the water.
Remove diseased plant material from the landscape to
reduce disease problems next year.
I am going to try to stick something on here at least a couple of times each week. If I don't feel free to yell at me, everyone else does.
God bless each and every one of you.