I fought my lawn and I think my lawn won It has taken awhile for spring to finally take hold here on the Great Plains. Grass is finally green, trees are budding, and the farmers are planting in the fields. It has been a long a somewhat hard winter this season. While it did come late it came hard and between the snow and freezing cold temperatures many had been pining for this seasonal change.
As I have mentioned before, I like the cold and snow. For some reason it makes me fell alive and refreshed when I get that cold air on my skin when I leave my house. However, I do enjoy the changing of the seasons. While winter is nice, it is good to have a change after awhile and luckily spring around here is a nice transition to summer.
With the coming of spring I spent most of my weekend outside working in the yard and prepping my garden for planting here in a week or so. It usually doesn’t take too long but this year have have decided to tackle a problem that has been encroaching my lawn, bromegrass.
I have a pasture that surrounds 3⁄4 of my house so it was bound to happen sooner or later. However, some of it has totally bypassed my lawn and decided to cozy up to my house. Not an ideal situation if you want to keep your property clean and in order.
Broam not a native species here in the Americas and can spread like wildfire. It comes from the ground up and there are only a few ways to get rid of it. Either kill it with spray that will also kill your grass, till it up, or tear it out. I have decided to go with the latter where it has sprung up around my house.
So, when I wasn’t mowing, cleaning out my garden shed, and corralling my kid I was pulling up the invasive grass from my lawn. While it wasn’t exactly fun, I can say that it was somewhat therapeutic.
I’m sure you wanted to know all about this as you wake up this morning but I spent most of my weekend outside and not inside prepping Flakes. Also, I got my first sunburn on my shoulders and arms. My wife just loves my cutoff t-shirts with old band logos on the front.
Anyway, on to Flakes…
Cornhuskers
Huskers keep tournament hopes alive, down Maryland for first Big Ten series win of season | Baseball | journalstar.comFor the first time in a while, Matt Warren felt good on the mound. For the first time in a while, so did his teammates.
Maryland baseball loses to Nebraska, 5-2, to drop key series – Testudo TimesThe Terps lose a crucial conference series to the Huskers on Sunday.
Nebraska softball team tops Illinois to close out regular seasonThe Nebraska softball team (31-22, 9-13 Big Ten) snapped an eight-game losing streak on Sunday, beating Illinois (36-17, 13-8 Big Ten) by a score of 6-3. Nebraska scored four runs in the third and added two more insurance runs in the seventh to end the regular season with a win.
3 plays that help explain why Nebraska fans are so excited about Scott Frost – SBNation.com
Because we need 3 plays to get us excited
Other News in the Sporting World
How LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers flipped the script in one weekPlayoff story lines change day-to-day, but the narrative surrounding this Cleveland Cavaliers team oscillated from one extreme to the other in a week.
College football recruiting: Wisconsin’s rise and 17 Midwestern names to know – SBNation.comThe Under Armour All-America Camp tour rolled into the Windy City on Sunday, and many of the Midwest’s best players showed up and showed out.
The NBA age limit directly impacts today’s high school stars. This is what they think of it. – SBNation.comWe talked to the top high school players in America to see what they really think about the one-and-done rule.
Former Omaha South star Aguek Arop commits to San Diego State | Boys basketball | omaha.comAfter a year attending a prep school, former Omaha South standout Aguek Arop announced his commitment to San Diego State on Sunday.
More Noise & Other Disturbances
Alzheimer’s? Your Paperwork May Not Be in Order – The New York TimesGetting their choices on end-of-life care recorded can help patients feel secure that their wishes will be respected, experts say.
How Will Gibson’s Bankruptcy Affect Used Gibson | Reverb NewsWhat’s in store for Gibson’s future—and how will that change the used market?
We asked musicians why guitar companies like Gibson are struggling and how to revive them – MarketWatchGuitar industry caught between rock and a hard place
Acoustic Assimilation

Source: Corn Nation