And essential ingredient to any solution is simply being prepared for the worst and planning for it. Take into account the climate you live in, how much sun a given area of your lawn takes and the quality of your soil. Knowing these things will not only allow you to plan better, but also plant better and choose décor that will hold up better in the heat.
Choosing the right plants
Speaking of choosing the right plants, once you understand your space better, you’ll be better able to choose plants with a high chance for survival in low-water periods. Things like Hummingbird Bushes, Butterfly bushes and tall grasses can all thrive in gardens with little water, so maybe those are some of the plants you elect to use. The other thing, specifically with regards to your lawn – is to choose drought-tolerant grass seed. Buffalo grass, rye grass and Bermuda grass all thrive in high temperatures, so maybe you’ll want to take them into consideration as a fixture.
Keeping pollinator plants handy
A great way to ensure your turf and lawn is healthy in any situation is to make sure you have pollinator plants to help supplement your space. Pollinator plants attract a lot of hard working bees and insects who can help spread pollen and make your space healthier overall. Aesthetically, they’re also useful for ensuring you bring color and diversity to the overall look of your lawn.
Keep the water flowing
Consistent watering is a key component to any healthy lawn and you’ll have to be particularly mindful of this during a drought. You need to be careful to not over water in addition to making sure to be mindful of WHEN you water. You’ll want to water on a regular schedule, later in the day so the reflective powers of the water don’t burn your grass. In addition, keeping your lawn on a schedule is a must. In droughts you don’t have to water frequently, but rather when you do water, you need to water deeply. This will help water get deeper and prevent the chances of evaporation.
Simply use some of the techniques in this article and stick to your plan and you’ll have a lawn you can enjoy all summer long. If you’d like some help and or advice, simply reach out to us and we’re happy to provide a consultation.