Archive for December, 2012

How to Maintain a Healthy Lawn During a Drought?

Guest Post by: Tony Carlisle

Drought can kill your grass and leave your lawn brown and bare. A sprinkler system makes it easy to water your grass, but you can drastically reduce water use and protect your turf by taking steps to make your lawn resistant to drought. Fortunately, the changes you need to make are both simple and effective.

Choose the Right Grass
If you live in an area that is prone to drought, then you should start by choosing the right grass. Engineered to survive with less water, species like Buffalo grass and fescues are excellent for surviving extended dry periods. Where other turf species need a full inch of water every week, these species can survive on about half that amount. If the conditions are too extreme, the grass may turn brown as it goes dormant to survive. The grass is not dead, and it will recover its healthy green color with watering. (more…)