7 Tips to Help Your Lawn Survive a Drought

7 Tips to help your lawn survive a droughtWith temperatures rising and rain fall decreasing, summer time is putting a  serious strain on your lawn. If you are not careful, your lawn could end up  dead. No rain and water restrictions can really take a shot at your ability to  take care of your lawn. However, there are some tried and true tips that are  sure to beat the summer heat.

When your lawn is suffering from a drought, these tips will help you  survive:

1. Raise the blades on your mower. Taller grass provides more protection from  sun and grows deeper roots, which makes it more resilient.

2. Resist the temptation to bag your lawn and use a mulching mower instead.  The clippings will provide a barrier that keeps moisture in your lawn  longer.

3. Aerate your lawn twice a year (fall and spring) to keep out thatch and  help the roots grow deeper.

4. Sharpen your lawnmower blade. Dull blades put your grass under lots of  undue stress. Stressed grass needs more water.

5. Water early in the morning and when it is not windy to avoid unnecessary  evaporation of your rationed water.

6. Use a drip type irrigation system like a soaker hose. It put water in the  ground, where it is needed, more efficiently.

7. Do not fertilize in the summer. Experts will tell you that fertilized  lawns are more sensitive to heat and require more water.

Green is definitely a color to envy in the heart of the summer. Do yourself a  favor and follow these tips to keep a green lawn that makes your neighbors  squirm with envy.

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