A man returns to his childhood home for what seems to be his first visit there since leaving in his youth. When he steps down from the train, his parents are there to greet him, and his beloved, Mary, comes running to join them. They meet him with \"arms reaching, smiling sweetly\". With Mary, the man strolls at ease among the monuments of his childhood, including \"the old oak tree that I used to play on\", feeling that \"it's good to touch the green, green grass of home\".
Abruptly, the man switches from song to speech, as he awakens and sees \"four grey walls\" surrounding him and remembers that he is in prison. As he resumes singing, we learn that the man is waking on the day of his scheduled execution. He sees a guard and \"a sad old padre\" who will walk with him to his execution at daybreak, and then he will return home \"in the shade of that old oak tree, as they lay me 'neath the green, green grass of home\".
First step to dealing with early spring weeds is to use a pre-emergent, attacking them before they get the chance to invade the lawn. Crabgrass is the first weed to show itself, and most spring preemergents target it. Preemergents prevent the germination of weed seeds, and have a slow release fertilizer and non-staining iron for a quick greening up of the lawn. Depending on your lawn, and your elevation, you may or may not be too late for this step. This warm month of March sprouted weeds before we gardeners had a chance to notice. Talk with Ian Farthing, our lawn care specialist, to determine timing.
The old home town looks the sameAs I step down from the trainAnd there to meet me is my mama and papaDown the road I look, and there runs MaryHair of gold and lips like cherriesIt's good to touch the green, green grass of home
The old house is still standingThough the paint is cracked and dryThere's the old oak tree that I used to play onDown the lane I walk with my sweet MaryHair of gold and lips like cherriesIt's good to touch the green, green grass of home
I awake and look around meAt the four gray walls that surround meAnd I realise that I was only dreamingFor there's the guard and there's the sad old padreAnd arm in arm we'll walk at daybreakWhen again I'll touch the green, green grass of home
A: The time it takes really depends on the care you are able and willing to give to the grass. Proper mowing, dethatching, fertilizing, irrigating, and pest management are the basic components of a lawn management program. Proper mowing means using a sharpened mower and adjusting it to the best height. This would be somewhere between a half inch to 1 1/2 inches depending on the variety. Mowing is best done on a schedule that keeps up with the growth of the grass. Just like other plants, you don't want to take off too much at one time (one third off the top is a good rule of thumb). Dethatching is something done as needed when the thatch, the spongy layer of plant material between the soil and the green parts of the grass, becomes thicker than half inch. You might need to rent a vertical mower or power rake to do this job. Fertilization with half pound of nitrogen fertilizer per 1,000 square feet each month during the growing season (April through September) promotes good vegetative growth. Make sure you water your lawn after you fertilize. How often you water after that depends on the weather. Typically, every three days to a depth of six to eight inches is good for the summer. This can be reduced if we have significant rain. If you keep up with all of this, the pest problems will be less because healthy grass is likely to shade out weeds and be more tolerant of insects and diseases. Overall, Bermuda grass is a tough plant that does well given the right conditions.
March or April: When the bracts age and turn to a muddy green, cut the stems back to about eight inches in height. After you cut the plant back, it will probably look rather stark, with bare branches and bluntly cut woody stems.
Question: Our HOA has declared war on buffelgrass: a good thing. But rather than remove it, they are having intense commercial spraying of glyphosate using concentrations higher than the typical herbicide available to homeowners. I cannot find information (from scientific sources such as .edu) about the immediate or long-term toxicity of the spray on cactus or our desert trees. Do you know of any research showing what it may do
Emanuel Licha was born in Montreal in 1971 and lives and works both there and in Paris. After specialising in Urban Geography, he studied Fine Arts at the University of Montreal and graduated from the National Fine Arts School of Lyon. From the 90s onwards, he has exhibited at a wide range of galleries and centres, on occasion together with the artist Maja Bajevic. His main interest is architecture and public spaces, and his installations make constant reference to social, historical or political themes.The video Green, Green Grass of Home is an example of the collaboration between Bajevic and Licha. During the video, Bajevic strolls through a green meadow, describing in English her former flat in Sarajevo, occupied since the war by lodgers who are now refusing to leave it.In the words of the artist:\"In the same way as we occupy our home, it also lives in us. We identify with specific places and these mark our lives. With the disappearance of these places, we also lose everything that we lived through in them. Mental plans are used in a number of disciplines, such as geography and psychology, and it thus seems as someone projecting themselves in a particular space.In this work, carried out in collaboration with Emanuel Licha, I appear in a large meadow whilst I give a description of my apartment in Sarajevo, where my parents, and later on I, lived before the war in the former Yugoslavia. Since then, the flat has been occupied by people who are now refusing to move out. The attempts to get the apartment returned to us had still not prospered at the time of making the video, despite the fact that \"official laws\" on the return of flats were in force during the war. I have not returned to my apartment in over 10 years but, in my filmed description, I try to remember it in great detail and I move through the field as if I was wandering through it: I go from one room to another, describing them and telling stories about them.Based on this description, a plan of the flat was drawn up. And, based on this plan, we had built a model representing only the outside walls of the flat, and placed a background. With this model, we went to a photographic studio, which usually does portraits for important events such as weddings, baptisms, etc. and we posed as if we were a young couple of lovers, inside the model, inside that 'home' that is no longer ours.\" 59ce067264