Having to do my renovation this year in sections at a time, water cost money when there's no rain to help We have the first good chance of rain coming this weekend in over 8 weeks now. Backyard up on hill which is not the greatest soil to work with, dries out quick so dies out quick with no rain. Mid Sept Mid Oct End of Sept. Same thing with being on a hill, dries out fast. Mid Oct. Excuse the leaves, we had red flag warnings here today due to the winds.