Droughts can cause a lot of damage to your beautiful lush green lawns, and this damage is often permanent. Even winters can cause the grass to become dormant. As the rainy season approaches a lot of the turf will recover, but if the damage is too severe, you may need to renovate your lawn completely. As a result, it’s important that you are proactive in taking measures to help your lawn recover.
How to help your lawn recover?
These simple steps are all that you need to do to keep your lawn healthy.
- Remove patches of dead lawn: Remove dead or damaged patches, so that you can lose the damaged area and proceed with recovery measures.
- Seeding: Reseeding will save you the trouble of having to renovate your lawn completely. It’s an inexpensive way to help your recover to its original lush green state.
- Return to routine maintenance: Just like you keep your body in shape by regular exercise and diet, help your lawn recover by consistent watering, mowing, and aeration.
- Remove the grass, sand and pebbles – These hinder the growth of the grasses. It’s a good idea to vacuum these up – stop only when you hear no stone being sucked up by the vacuum cleaner. This will help grasses grow more quickly and freely.
- Mow the Grass – During winters, mow the grass short – this will ensure that your lawn has a better chance of surviving the harsh winter conditions.
When Should You start With Lawn Recovery
Ideally, waiting for the drought to be over, so that you can then start with recovery measures isn’t in the best interests of your lawn, because that puts it at the risk of permanent damage. Although some states do not allow for water being used for lawns in the drought season, if you can still irrigate your lawn, you can get it on the path to recovery. Feeding your lawn now will help you in the long run.
If you still wait for a long time, the lawn will use up all the nutrients, and the damage keeps getting worse and renovation becomes a huge task. Gardening can become a whole lot more fun, if you can take care of your lawn the right way.