Now that the rain has stopped, our lawn, crabgrass and all, has been running absolutely WILD the past two days.
I think that is what exhausts me most about summer: Mowing a lawn that grows so fast that I can actually see the difference in height from day to day. In fact, with an acre to mow, it sometimes take two days (mornings only) during the hottest part of summer.
By the end of day two, I can see an inch growth from where I began on day one, and will need to cut again in just two days. Two inches of growth every four days. Crazy. I am so glad this only goes on for a couple of months. Our problem is that we have sunlight from five in the morning until ten at night. That is a lot of growing time each day.
A quick solution would be to stop watering, but the wife would never allow that. I guess we don't really want the place to look abandoned.
At least the price of gasoline is better this summer. Last year I had to pay nearly $25 for a 5-gallon can of gas. I only get about three cuts out of 5 gallons.