Wednesday, September 10, 2008

It's for the birds!

We moved into our house in December of 2006. The builders used cheap seed when they planted the grass and it turned to seed. So last fall we hired someone to plant grass for us.

If you will remember, he said he would do his part by planting the right combination of seed but that we would need to depend on the Good Lord for lots of rain since don't have a sprinkler system.

The Good Lord did not do his part in helping me to have a beautiful, lush, green yard, as last fall was one of the driest on record in 20 years.

And it wasn't long into the summer before the crab grass and Bermuda grass started coming in, choking and killing any grass we did manage to grow. From the road we give off the appearance that we have nice,lush, green grass but in reality it is quite ugly.

So I wasn't too concerned a couple of weeks ago when Cheyanne and Sarah started sprinkling bird seed around the yard.

I wasn't even concerned when they got bored feeding the birds and dumped a whole bunch in one spot.

Until a few days later when I noticed this...


The birdseed was....growing?!

Looks like we have finally found something that will grow faster than the crab grass.


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20 comments:

Heather said...

my husband has spent years in a career of landscaping. He has owned a landscaping business, worked in irrigation and landscaping supplies,etc...He is around this stuff all day.Our yard has more bald spots than grass.

Jaina said...

Interesting...makes one wonder what effect it has on birds' stomachs...

Mari said...

The birdseed grows well in our yard too - better than the grass. Maybe we are going abot this the wrong way!

Mamasphere said...

Our bird seed just attracts mice. Whatever kind of grass its growing would be a whole lot better than the vines growing outside of our condo now. Might be worth it to bring back the bird seed and see what happens first- grass or mice!

Denise said...

Wow!!

Aimee said...

Yeah, it happens to us too. We are growing a farm under our birdfeeder.

Tracy said...

Who would have thought bird seed grows THAT! :) We haven't had that happen yet, but we pretty much have every other weed growing in our lawn.

Elizabeth said...

that is too funny! hahaha

Totallyscrappy said...

I say mow it all the same height and call it "natural landscaping".

jaime said...

whodathunk!

Mama Zen said...

How weird! I had no idea that bird seed would grow!

Anonymous said...

If it's green.....mow and go!

Valarie said...

LOL! Oh that is great!

jennwa said...

You know all our grass looks that way. My feeling is, if it's green, it's good.

acer4u73 said...

I love all the comments above:) I'm with them, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, it's green,,,,,,IT HAS to be GOOD!!

Leigh-NC

Denise said...

Sweetie, you have an award over at my blog, love you.

Rebekah said...

It never crossed my mind that bird seed would grow- but I guess it is a seed.

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

My neighbor puts out a ton of huge birdseed - looks a lot like sunflower seeds. She also puts out Indian Corn and all it attracts are huge ugly birds and chipmunks. The chipmunks then take the birdseed that the birds inevitably drop to the ground and the Indian corn and bury it all over my yard. And my bury it, I mean pretty much plant it. So, I have little spots like that all over my yard, but occassionally, even the corn starts to grow. The especially do it in my mulched landscaped areas. I hate the little buggers.

KEEP BELIEVING

My Goodness said...

Wouldn't you know it! That's funny.

Daisy said...

I've seen that happen! We had a birdfeeder when we moved in, and the squirrels would knock down seeds for their furry friends. The seeds they'd miss would grow, and the lawnmower would have to deal with the tall "grasses."
We don't have the birdfeeder anymore. :)