Well Cornbread should be worried about his “Baby Grass”! And he’s not the ONLY one! According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch in a story I read today Drought conditions abound around much of Missouri, and lawns and grass are taking a beating.
Hot, dry weather is to blame. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that May in St. Louis typically produces 4.7 inches of rain. This May, the region got 1.7 inches, the 15th driest May in 140 years of record-keeping by the National Weather Service.
Meanwhile, the average temperature in St. Louis for the period of March 1 through May 31 was 64.8 degrees, beating the old mark of 61.5 degrees set in 1991.
The result is large swaths of what was soft green grass just a few weeks ago are now splotchy mixes of dirt.
For years California has had a very bad drought! Here’s hoping we get a wet June, otherwise everyone’s grass will look like….well, MINE! (Trust me, you don’t want that!)