Are you wondering how to keep your lawn green during the dry season? Even during a drought, there are some ways to establish and maintain a bright, solid turf. Grass is a pleasant addition to any home, and you shouldn't have to give up on it just because the weather has changed.
Choose (Or Switch To) The Right Grass
All grass varieties are not made equal. Bluegrass
Avoid Any Physical Damage
During the hottest and driest periods, you'll want to actively avoid
Mow the Lawn Higher
Most people mow their lawn anywhere between 1.5 to 3 inches high. During the hotter, drier months, you may want to mow your lawn a little higher -- between 4 to 5 inches. A taller lawn will be a stronger lawn, as it will be able to more readily take in sunshine and water. Keep in mind that you will want to shorten your lawn slowly once the colder, wetter weather returns -- you should never mow your lawn down by more than a half inch to an inch at a time.
Avoid Fertilizing Your Lawn
You may have read on the back of your fertilizer bag that you should avoid over-fertilizing. This is because the chemicals in fertilizer need to be balanced in the soil -- "more" is not necessarily better. When your grass is in a hostile environment, it won't be using most of the nutrients in the dirt already. By fertilizing it at this point, you'll just be throwing the soil content off balance. Instead, fertilize your lawn after the worst has already passed.
If you find that your grass has become weak, you may want to contact a professional lawn maintenance and lawn mowing service. It's always easier to recover a lawn the earlier you begin work on it. Should your lawn