How To Best Care For Your Lawn During The Indiana Drought

How To Best Care For Your Lawn During The Indiana Drought   It’s official. Indiana is experiencing a drought.¬†Weather experts are predicting continued high temperatures and scant rain for the rest of the summer. Many towns already have imposed watering restrictions. So what can you do to help your landscape survive? In a word, prioritize. Let the lawn stay dormant If your lawn is brown, it’s not dead, says Richard Hentschel, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator based in St. Charles (urbanext.illinois.edu/hort). The grass has just hunkered down into survival mode. The plants have stopped growing and given up on their leaves to conserve water and are concentrating all their resources on keeping their roots and crowns alive. The...

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