Since the 23 of July, we've received 12 inches of rain at our house. That much rain while in the midst of a drought is unusual. Much needed, received with much gratitude, and enjoyed.
Our yard consists primarily of Buffalo Grass. During times of drought, it goes dormant and brown awaiting enough rain to trigger growth. Then it greens up and takes off. Personally, Buffalo is my favorite kind of grass. It's soft underfoot (while green, when it's dormant, it tends to crunch underfoot.) It's a fine bladed grass and is just a nice soft shade of green. Plus, given enough time, it can squeeze out weeds and stickers on its own--without the need of chemicals.
A not so nice "benefit" of rain are these. Stickers, or Goat Heads, or Texas Tacks. They've been dormant until it rained. And now they are popping up all over the place. Kev and I can't go outside without spotting and pulling up a plant or 10. The pretty little yellow flowers will turn into nasty stickers. Any time we see a little yellow flower, we get down, find the base of the plant and pull those suckers out! The plants then go into the trash because we don't need any stickers growing into new plants. With all the rain, the ground is nice and soft, so they pull easily. And yet, we can't walk anywhere outside without stopping to pull stickers. And if you walk off and leave it, you might not spot it again until it's dropped lots of stickers. Simple trips outside now aren't so simple or quick!
But we'll put up with the weeds, and the flooding, because we love the rain.