Irrigation football is a blast from Steve’s childhood. We irrigate our yard but it’s not great for football – our yard’s not huge and it isn’t very deep. Steve’s parents home however is the perfect setting for a rousing game of irrigation football.
We went over one Saturday afternoon after they irrigated and had a grand time. Steve was a kid again. Tackling for the ball – throwing long bombs, making the kids dive for a catch.
Hunter was all in. He wanted to get wet and he wanted to fight to get the ball. He won most the balls he went for. We finally told him to lay off just a little bit so others had a chance to jump on the ball!
Steve had the GoPro strapped to his chest and I loved hearing his giggle as he watched the kids dive for the balls. He was living his childhood all over again.
By the end they were covered in grass. In their swimsuits, in their hair and everywhere in between.
This may be the dumbest question in the world, but what does it mean to irrigate your yard and why do you do it? I've never heard of it before.
Irrigation is a really inexpensive way to water your yard. Our home sits in an old orange grove which was set up with irrigation to water all the trees. We get water every two weeks in the summer time and we are told what time we'll be getting it. It may be at noon on Tuesday or 3 o'clock in the morning on Sunday. We open our valve for a certain amount of time and water floods into our yard. Our yard is built up in such a way that the grass sits lower than all the rest of the landscaping so the water doesn't escape the yard.
I don't love it because the grass isn't very nice and quite weedy – but its cost effective!
Gotcha! Is that the only time you water your grass in the summer, when they tell you it's time? What do you do the rest of the year? Sorry for all the questions! I've never seen or heard about this until I started reading your blog.