Apparently weeds grow quite well during a drought.
This is a photo taken with my phone while I was mowing the yard at my parents’ home about a week ago. Their yard had not been mowed since some time in May because the drought made it unnecessary. In fact, we were concerned that mowing in the heat and dry conditions might spark a fire.
They live next to us and had gone away on a trip for their anniversary. Part of our surprise for them was a freshly-mowed yard. The other part was the gift and planting of about 250 perennials. That was a major undertaking!
I mowed plenty of weeds and dust, but very little grass.