I can't remember the last time we got a good downpour. The yard is so dry it hurts to walk around barefoot. Jim started watering so we can aerate. We don't water during the high heat of summer, feeling it's a losing battle. But now there's no way the aerator blades will penetrate if we don't soften up the ground a bit.
I'm hearing alot about the rains and floods on the east coast. And I remember thinking the rain here would never stop last spring. There just never seems to be a nice balance in the weather. We clearly are not in control.
Thunderstorms are predicted everyday this weekend. What we need, however, is a nice steady rain. A quick downpour will only roll off the yard, which is more like concrete right now. But steady rain or downpour, we welcome all hydration right now until it, inevitably, gets out of control.