Fire abatement rules mandate that all weeds must be removed by June 1. After removal, 100 feet around my house should look like this picture, just dirt. Not the prettiest, but safety is more important.
In the 15 years I've lived here, even during the drought years, my yard would look like this by mid-May. I posted this on May 11, 2020.
Each year, no matter what, weeds grew with amazing speed and I needed to hire someone with a tractor to clear my yard.
It looks like no tractor will be needed this year, since my yard still looks like this, except the tree and the lilac bush are both green now and look healthy.
I'm having problems with Google photos, so I can only show old pictures right now.
The difference in my yard from last year to now is so huge, it's like a premonition of what's to come if we humans don't change our ways.
I was sure that the effects of our changing climate would not be noticed in my immediate environment in my lifetime.
I was wrong.