Drought and summer go hand and hand, which means now is the time to keep a close eye on your grass.
Prevention is key, so make sure to keep your sod strong and healthy leading up to the scorching summer months. That’ll make it much more resistant to drought and easier to keep alive in drought-like conditions. Aeration can be a great way to increase drought tolerance, since compacted soil struggles to absorb water, making it more prone to drought than aerated soil.
Debilitating heat and lack of rain are the perfect storm and can end up wreaking havoc on your lawn. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to prepare your Des Moines area lawn for drought. We’re lucky enough to avoid water restrictions most summers, but with this information, you’ll be ready for whatever Mother Nature throws your way.
Implementing these simple changes in times of drought can make the difference between having a thriving, green lawn and a dormant, brown lawn. That said, a dormant lawn is still a living lawn that can be revived within a few weeks after rain returns. It’s time to stop worrying about the drought — and go enjoy your summer!