The grass really is greener over the septic tank!

United States
June 28, 2016 12:24pm CST
Since we have had less than an inch of rain in the last month or more, you can imagine what color our yard is - brown. There were some weeds that were growing nicely and since my husband has been dying to use that new lawn tractor - he went after them with a vengeance. When he finished he had to tell me that he wishes the entire yard was as nice as the leech fields are. Yes, when the weather is like this we can clearly see where our septic system is - there is bright green grass growing and it's extremely thick. So in honor of a move by the same name yes, the grass is greener over the septic tank. Photo: pixabay.com/en/rush-grass-dew-meadow-dewdrop-463370/
15 people like this
17 responses
@LadyDuck (118654)
• Switzerland
29 Jun 16
This year all the grass is green, we had so much rain. We have no septic tank, but city sewer.
1 person likes this
• United States
29 Jun 16
We haven't had city sewer since we left New Jersey.
1 person likes this
@LadyDuck (118654)
• Switzerland
29 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill I have noticed that in many places in the United States there are septic tanks.
1 person likes this
• United States
29 Jun 16
@LadyDuck You won't find many sewers in the country - only in and around big cities.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (114326)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Jun 16
Erma was so great. She wrote some great books.
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Jun 16
Yes, a true humorist!
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (114326)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill ......Didn't she write Green Fried Tomatoes? Loved that one!
• United States
29 Jun 16
@celticeagle I had to look that up - nope, wasn't her.
1 person likes this
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
29 Jun 16
We stay so green most of the year I dont see this with our yard, but that's amusing !
1 person likes this
• United States
29 Jun 16
We usually dry out in August, but never this early in the season
1 person likes this
• Centralia, Missouri
30 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill I hope that's not a sign of a dry year
@LeaPea2417 (14684)
• Toccoa, Georgia
29 Jun 16
Yes, the grass is greener where our septic tank is too.
1 person likes this
• United States
29 Jun 16
Now I know where the neighbors' tanks are too LOL!
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (97209)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun 16
Haha! Yes, I guess there are a few yards where the grass is very green in those areas.
1 person likes this
• United States
29 Jun 16
Many - we have had 4 homes in TN and all have septic, we've never lived in or near a big city here like back in New jersey.
1 person likes this
@gr8nana6 (2251)
• United States
28 Jun 16
Our grass has been growing like crazy due to rain almost every day.My poor son in law has to cut it twice a week
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Jun 16
Can I have some of that rain please? LOL!
@miniam (9304)
• Bern, Switzerland
28 Jun 16
If only it could be green allover the place.We had too much rain this year
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Jun 16
We are almost 8 inches below where we should be.
@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Jun 16
Green is good. . . I guess.
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Jun 16
Green should be good.
@sharon6345 (106613)
• United States
28 Jun 16
Any green is better than none. I would hope your able to get some rain soon.
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Jun 16
Maybe over the weekend 30% chance.
@responsiveme (14381)
• India
28 Jun 16
Plenty of organic manure for them to thrive:)
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Jun 16
I don't think I'll all it manure LOL!
1 person likes this
@Asylum (46829)
• Manchester, England
28 Jun 16
The grass in my garden is totally out of control due to our current intermediate rain and sunshine.
• United States
28 Jun 16
You mean it's growing too much or not enough?
1 person likes this
@Asylum (46829)
• Manchester, England
28 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill Far too much. I may have to buy a goat.
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Jun 16
@Asylum LOL, I wish we had that problem
1 person likes this
• United States
29 Jun 16
There is a good reason for that but let's not go into it!
• United States
29 Jun 16
I know the reason and I'm sure most people do!
1 person likes this
• United States
1 Jul 16
@AbbyGreenhill Oh I have a new story to tell later today about septic tanks.
• United States
28 Jun 16
bless yer heart, that rain seems feast 'r famine. 'tis true what'cha say 'bout the leech lines. such's all that kept my wee sanctuary from perishin' through our years'f drought.
• United States
28 Jun 16
If you have extra rain please send a little my way thanks!
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill sure wish i'd some to send, hon. we finally got nearly a 1/4" the other day. one'd ne'er know such by lookin' 'bout. e'en the cacti're still droopin', all that blooms's the wildflowers.
@nanette64 (13153)
• Fairfield, Texas
29 Jun 16
I have 2 tanks @AbbyGreenhill . 1 is a 200 gallon tank and the other is 300 gallons. Both the lids however are above ground. You can bet though that the grass is definitely green around those lids.
• United States
29 Jun 16
We have two - one is for the 2 br home and there is a second one for the pool house and workshop baths. Ours are completely buried.
1 person likes this
@amadeo (46242)
• United States
28 Jun 16
yes it is greener and same here Abby.
• United States
28 Jun 16
Now they say no rain until next week, maybe.
• Hyderabad, India
28 Jun 16
Green is Color of life in all aspects nature , growth , happiness , money
• United States
28 Jun 16
I guess happiness could be green, never looked at it that way.
@sallypup (20809)
• Moses Lake, Washington
28 Jun 16
I mowed weeds last night but I was not sitting on my keister doing it. Everywhere that is not watered here is yellow and more yellow.
• United States
28 Jun 16
I take sitting on my keister mowing anyday...We're too old do it any other way.