How to Cope with Drought in Your Yard

Grass turning brown from drought.

Drought can be devastating to your lawn, trees, shrubs, and garden. Here are some tips for dealing with drought in your lawn and garden:

  • Mower Cutting Height: Raise the blade of your lawnmower 2” up from its normal height. This will leave the blades of grass longer and allow them to retain moisture.
  • Mulch: Put mulch around your plants to help prevent water evaporation and keep roots cool.
  • Fertilizer: Stop fertilizing plant and grass until the drought is over.
  • Pruning: Don’t prune your trees during a drought, since it can cause trees and shrubs to go into shock.

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  1. I have a brown spot in my lawn that is about fifty feet across , that is all brown and green spot in the middle , about 8 foot circle ,ware its brown the weeds are green , and growing , and some animal is digging up the brown sod , but what is killing the sod , this has never happened in 40 years .


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