Now that summer is here again, many people are looking for solutions to keep their lawn looking good and drought resistant. This may be difficult at times, especially when the danger of drought is imminent. There is not much one can do about the weather. There are, however, a few tips that can help in preserving your lawn even during a period of drought. First of all, you do want to keep your lawn healthy when the conditions are good for growing your grass. It is much like with humans, a strong and healthy immune system can ward off diseases more easily than they would with a weak immune system. So, likewise, keeping your lawn healthy will help and there will be less damage to your lawn during a period of drought.
Here are four points to help you keep your lawn healthy:
1. regular fertilization for strong root development
2. try to keep your lawn free from weeds
3. aerate your yard from time to time
4. increase your mowing height as the temperature increases.
So even if you see your grass turning brown during the heat of summer or during a drought, you do not have to worry if you have kept your grass healthy, it will turn green again after some rain fall. If you are a person that lives in an area that experiences frequent droughts, you may consider planting drought resistant grass. During the periods before a drought may occur in your area, you want to stimulate the root growth of your grass. You can do this by timely fertilization and regular watering. If you can water regularly before a drought starts, the more likely your grass can survive for some time. Another way of keeping your grass healthy is by leaving small clippings from your lawnmower remaining on the grass. This is of benefit to your growing grass. First of all, it will keep the moisture better in your lawn as it gives some of the nutrients back. You want to feed your lawn regularly during the growing season along with regular watering. You may want to consider installing an irrigation system. This can help you to water your lawn easily and quickly. No more pulling around the water hoses! Many people use a timer with their irrigation systems. This way you do not even have to remember to water your grass, you can keep it healthy on auto pilot. Do not, however, use fertilizers outside the main growing season. After using fertilizers, always water your grass thoroughly.
These are some simple ways to keep your lawn looking good for most of the year. You can also visit a seed store and find out what kind of fertilizers may be best for your grass and area. There are special spring and fall fertilizers that are designed to support the root system of your grass. Turf builder for the summer can also make a difference for your lawn. By following these easy and simple rules you will keep your lawn drought resistant.