Thursday Rain Should Help Lawns and Gardens in Kent County, Del. - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Thursday Rain Should Help Lawns and Gardens in Kent County, Del.

Posted: Updated:
Lawns and gardens across Kent County, Del. are in need of a good rain. (Photo: WBOC) Lawns and gardens across Kent County, Del. are in need of a good rain. (Photo: WBOC)

DOVER, Del. (WBOC) - It's been about three weeks since the last time it rained in Kent County. That's taking a toll on grass, shrubs and flowers across the area.

There is some relief in sight. The area is expecting rain within the next 24 hours, and it could be a pretty significant dousing. Most places will get at least half an inch of rain. Some will get even more. That would go a long way to quenching the thirst of plants all over the county.

"I'm mowing my lawn as I normally do every Wednesday," said Mary Wright, who lives in Dover. "It takes me about an hour and 15 minutes."

The lawn in front of Wright's home in Dover actually looks pretty green.

"My husband, he's hard at work out here all the time. And we also have an irrigation system. That helps with it being so dry."

But other lawns aren't so lucky. There are brown patches growing in many spots.

Jay Millman is an assistant manager at Ronny's Garden World in Smryna. He says the recent weather has been tough on lawns and gardens.

"The biggest impact has been in flowering trees and shrubs and vegetable crops, garden crops," he said. "There's really been some die back. Flowers have not be as plentiful. It's all a result of the lack of water and heat we've seen over the past few weeks."

He's hoping meteorologists are right about the impending rain.

"It'll make a world of difference. Homeowners are going to not have to water this weekend and can actually spend some time cleaning up the yards."

Wright is looking for a little sky-sent assistance, too.

"We need some rain, because there are still brown areas. Only God's water makes it work," she said.

Millman says a good amount of rain Thursday would also help protect plants if we have another heat wave before the summer ends.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Delaware State Fair Kicks Off in Harrington

    Delaware State Fair Kicks Off in Harrington

    Jul 19, 2018 6:58 PM2018-07-19 22:58:00 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:59:32 GMT
    HARRINGTON, Del. --- The 99th Annual Delaware State Fair kicked off Thursday in Harrington. The event runs for 10 days at the fairgrounds and features amusement park rides, food vendors, agriculture exhibits, and other events like concerts. The event starMore
    HARRINGTON, Del. --- The 99th Annual Delaware State Fair kicked off Thursday in Harrington. The event runs for 10 days at the fairgrounds and features amusement park rides, food vendors, agriculture exhibits, and other events like concerts. The event starMore
  • 40 German Shepherd's Removed From Kennel Near Pocomoke

    40 German Shepherds Removed From Kennel Near Pocomoke

    Jul 19, 2018 6:34 PM2018-07-19 22:34:00 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:37:06 GMT
    Jolindy's Kennel (Photo WBOC)Jolindy's Kennel (Photo WBOC)
    Jolindy's Kennel (Photo WBOC)Jolindy's Kennel (Photo WBOC)
    POCOMOKE, Md. - Last Friday Dog Control in Westover received an anonymous complaint about Jolindy's Kennel stating that the property is dirty and there were concerns for the dogs living there. Linda Brown is the owner of the kennel and she was surprised wMore
    POCOMOKE, Md. - Yesterday 40 German Shepherds were removed from Jolindy's Kennel. More
  • Nearly Half of July's Overdoses Were in Sussex County

    Nearly Half of July's Overdoses Were in Sussex County

    Jul 19, 2018 6:11 PM2018-07-19 22:11:00 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:16:19 GMT
    (Photo: AP)(Photo: AP)
    (Photo: AP)(Photo: AP)
    SEAFORD, De- The opioid epidemic continues to ravage the nation, including here in Sussex County where nearly half of the deaths from drug overdoses this month are from Delaware's southern-most county.More
    SEAFORD, De- The opioid epidemic continues to ravage the nation, including here in Sussex County where nearly half of the deaths from drug overdoses this month are from Delaware's southern-most county.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices