Pronunciation – gruh-MIN-ee-uhs
Meaning – (adjective) Of or relating to grass.
Etymology – From Latin gramineus, from gramen (grass).
I’ve been watching the grass grow. That’s about it for the past week. I’ve been so bored and lazy.
Our lawn just grows. No chemical fertilizers, no watering, nothing. Every two weeks the lawnmower guys arrive and run around with their machines for 15 minutes. Pretty simple. The grass is Bermuda grass and it grows all over the California Delta with no help from anyone. It can be a pesky weed with its long stolens and invasive habits. Back when we had flower beds I fought it constantly. When the sewer trench was dug across the yard we could see that the grass roots went down in the ground at least six feet.
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