During the past few decades the amount of water in the Volga Basin has gone from one extreme to the other. In the spring of 1979, 1994, 2006 and 2006, the river overflowed its banks, flooding hundreds of private houses.
Let the grass grow higher and thus encourage root growth. It will also allow the grass to self-seed. If you mow a path in the middle, it will show that it is indeed meant to be that way as opposed to being neglected.
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