I did some watering this morning. That strip of lawn around our patio. This year, somehow, this little strip of lawn has broadened to a good couple of yards of grass. In past years, the strip was not even a yard broad. I have no idea to what we owe this increased fecundity of good, weed-free grass, but I would hate to lose that nice bit of green without putting up a fight to keep it against the ravages of our summer, or at least putting in a show of support.