It’s hot, it’s dry, and you might be experiencing near drought conditions if you’ve had no, or little rain in the past few weeks.How do you keep your lawn alive?
If you’re in a northern climate your lawn is likely made up of cool season grasses.
Cool season grasses green up very early in the spring, and they stay green late into the fall season. However, they don’t do well when it gets hot and dry so they essentially go dormant in the middle of summer.
But there is a fine line between dormant and dead, and it’s really difficult to know where that line is until it’s too late. So to be on the safe side, put about one inch of water on your lawn every two weeks, even when it’s dormant.
Will I do that? Probably not. I typically spin the roulette wheel and hope for the best. If my lawn suffers damage from drought like conditions I just do some re seeding in the fall.There’s a limit to how hard I want to work on my lawn.
But whatever you do, don’t fertilize your lawn when it’s hot and dry, no matter what the lawn guy says about slow release fertilizer. Wait until fall when the lawn wakes up and fertilize it then.
Have a great week!