Moss

We used to have a nice, green front yard. Sure, part of what made it green was moss. But I didn't care about the moss. I thought the moss was no big deal, really. I mean, it was soft to walk on and it was green and it was low maintenance.

But apparently the moss was bothering Steve. He felt that we needed to be rid of it. So one day he sprayed our front lawn with moss kill. And then we had a nice green lawn with black patches. Moss turns black when it dies, did you know that? Not so pretty.

I thought that would be the end of the moss problems. But apparently you have to actually physically remove the dead moss from your lawn. But not for me to worry, all you need is an "inexpensive" attachment to go on the bottom of your lawn mower, and then you go over your lawn with it and it "gently" removes all the moss.

Just the moss. None of the grass.

Just the moss.

I,myself couldn't figure out how that would work exactly. I mean, I couldn't figure out how this magic attachment would know to only pull up the moss. But I am just a foolish woman, I could not be expected to know how such manly things work. I should just silently trust that the man will take care of such things like moss.

Then yesterday Ruby went down for a nap and Steve urged me to do the same. He thought I needed a rest. Don't worry about him, he'll find something to do outside as to not bother us. Such a kind and thoughtful man.

When I awoke 30 minutes later, I found this happening in my front yard...Ummm... I realize I know very little about lawn maintenance but that sure looks like grass is being removed along with the moss.Tsk! Tsk! No, foolish woman that I am, there was just a LOT of moss. This might LOOK like all the grass was ripped out of our lawn...
And this might LOOK like it's all grass....
But it's moss. All moss. Because the new lawn mower attachment only removes moss. Two large yard waste bags full of... moss. Even Ruby was skeptical... But I have been advised that the lawn just needs to be reseeded and it will be looking better than new. Because now that all the moss is removed, the grass can grow.

We just have to wait for the grass to grow...

In the meantime, we are one good rainfall away from having an Olympic sized mud wrestling pit in our front yard.