Depending on the homeowner, a lawn can be the most cared for or most neglected part of a home’s landscape. Some owners dote on their lawns, fertilize them regularly and water them every day. Despite this seeming care, it is somewhat ironic that the best cared for lawns are the also most susceptible to drought.
Improving your lawn’s drought resistance is not particularly difficult but does require some knowledge and patience. One of the best pieces of advice is to water infrequently but deeply. This process encourages the grass to penetrate more deeply in to the soil and thus have more access to water in drier times.
Another great tip for improving your lawn’s drought resistance is not cutting your grass too short. Longer grass blades allow moisture to evaporate less slowly and thus permeate the ground to the roots. In addition, mowing a lawn to a very short length places undue stress on the plant that can lessen its resistance to drought.
For more information on improving your lawn’s chances in a drought or on other water conservation topics, contact us at Hermes Landscaping today!
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