Around the Yard
How to Cope with Drought in Your Yard
By: Tricia Craven Worley
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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