Last week I called 311 to ask the city if I could get the remaining overgrown trees and bushes out by the street cut down. They sat on the city easement, so I figured the city should help me remove them since they had grown into the power lines and were taking over the street. Somehow the city misunderstood the request, and mowed my lovely field into a giant crusty, heat baked pile -o- brush.
I came home tonight to find all the grass gone. Cut to 10 inches high, with the remaining dead and dying grass left piled on top of what was left of the field. I’m not sure what to think of this. We still have almost 3 months of growing season, so it might come back if the heat breaks. On a positive note, it did give me a lovely vantage point for a view of my house.