Dealing with droughts can be a very rough time for your Raleigh lawn. Here are some ideas to help your lawn make it through unfortunate weather.
- Don’t Fertilize: Fertilizer and hot weather do not mix. Dry summers lead to more evaporation, which means the nitrogen salts of the fertilizer will “burn” your lawn a lot more. Try to stick to fertilization in the spring or fall.
- Early Watering: The best time to water your plants is when they will be the coolest. Early morning is the best time because the water will reach the roots of plants before it evaporates.
- Hold Back on Mowing: Longer lawns might look a little shaggy to you, but an extra inch or two shades out weeds, helps strengthen roots and fights water loss. Your Raleigh lawn will look better long and green rather than short and brown!