Your front lawn is the first area of your property to be seen. There are many ways to keep your lawn looking nice and green. Helping it to survive drought conditions isn’t hard and will help your lawn remain healthy, even though the driest of times.
Reseed with Drought Tolerant Grass Seed
If the grass begins to thin, reseed the area with drought tolerant grass seed. Once it has germinated and started to take hold, it will quickly become established and be able to thrive on less water than other varieties. This is the best way to keep your lawn looking fresh and full. Over time, if you continue to reseed with drought tolerant seed, you will have a lawn that will be able to withstand even the highest of temperatures.
Don’t Mow the Lawn as Often
Don’t mow the lawn as often as you normally would during a rainy season. The taller the grass, the less soil that is exposed. This also means less water is lost to evaporation. The taller blades prevent the soil from holding heat and will keep the lawn cooler to the touch. Keep the blades of grass around 3 and a half to four inches in height to reduce water evaporation and protect the soil. If you belong to an HOA, find out what its requirement is for lawn height and do what you can to remain in compliance while still protecting your lawn.
Replace Shaded Areas with a Creeping Ground Cover
Many creeping ground covers can be used in shaded areas to help eliminate bare spots that begin to appear during drought conditions. Once the ground cover is established in the shade, it will continue to spread and will take over the entire lawn if that is what you are looking for. Most ground covers are drought resistant and will retain their color and flowers even in the hottest conditions.
We hope that you found this article helpful. If you want to share any tried and tested trick that has worked for you in helping your lawn survive the drought, please do share with us in the comments.
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