If it’s not too late, you can still have a lush lawn in the midst of an extended drought. The key is to be proactive about your lawn care and avoid any unnecessary stress on the plants. Here are some tips for keeping your grass healthy:
One of the best ways to avoid scalping or burning your lawn is by setting your mower blade high enough. Setting the blade too low can cause damage to your grass, and it will also encourage weeds and other unwanted growth in an already stressed environment.
A good rule of thumb is to set the blades at 3.5 to 4 inches—this should be high enough for you to avoid damaging or cutting into your grass, but not so short as to scalping it! Setting the mower blades higher will also encourage longer root growth, which means more drought resistance for your lawn over time.
Mower blades should be sharpened regularly to prevent damage to grass blades. They should also be replaced if they are damaged or worn out. You can use a file to sharpen the blade, or take it to a professional for more precise results.
How often you should sharpen your mower’s blades depends on how often you use it and how old the machine is; check with your local hardware store for recommendations specific to your model of equipment.
The most crucial part of lawn maintenance is watering it regularly so that the grass remains in good shape. But even with regular watering, there may come times when you have to cut back on watering for a time because there isn’t enough rain or snow melt to keep up with your lawn’s needs and keep it from becoming stressed out or dying off completely.
When that happens, don’t panic! You can still keep your grass happy and healthy by doing some simple things like mulching and leaving clippings on the ground instead of allowing them to go into the trash bin. Grass clippings are full of nutrients for soil as well as other garden plants, so if you let them remain where they fall after mowing instead of collecting them in bags or raking them away into piles next door—or worse yet throwing them out altogether–you’ll be helping yourself while helping those around you stay green through thick-and-thin times ahead!
When you do water, water deeply and infrequently. Watering techniques are not the same as they are during a normal rainfall year. Be sure to water before 10 am or after 7 pm so that the grass can absorb as much moisture from the ground as possible.
The best way to ensure that your lawn gets enough water is to use a sprinkler system; however, most of these systems require electricity or gas and water conservation is important during droughts so it may be better to stick with hand watering if you have the time!
You can also use an oscillating sprinkler that makes several passes over an area in one setting and then moves on in another direction so it doesn’t soak any one area for too long. This type of system allows for more even distribution of moisture without having to worry about moving parts like rotating nozzles or floating heads that could get jammed from debris left by animals digging through mud on hot summer days when there isn’t enough rainwater coming down from above ground sources nearby yet again this year…
Your lawn is an important part of your home, so it’s important to take care of it. With the right tools and a little bit of patience, you can have lush green grass that will look great for years to come. Reach out to our crew to learn more about what Every Season Landscape can do for your lawn during a drought!