The grass is brown and straw-like right across the city. With so little rain the blades have withered and died, although the roots live on. A good week of rain and the parks and gardens will re-green, though they won't return now to spring's lushness.
In autumn you can re-sow; there's just enough time for new roots to establish before winter. The ground must be damp, though, not hard-baked and cracked like it is now. The seeds sown in our garden a month ago just bleach and blow about, dessicated and eaten daily by opportunistic pigeons.