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HOMELawn Care Articles

by Carole Schwalm A close up picture of a grass blade with beads of water.

Strong and healthy roots gather an abundance of life force for their growth
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Neither long wet spells nor a similar amount of dry conditions are good for lawns.

Got Wet Weather?

If lawn is soggy, try to limit the traffic and aerate the flooded areas.

For mowing: wait and cut until things dry, and not too short! (A good idea whether wet or dry by the way).

Dry Spells?

Before you take any impulsive action if grass looks dry: peel a few blades back and see if the base area is green. When it rains again, there is a good chance your grass will turn green again. While it is tempting to water heavily you risk causing more stress because you force plants to push the roots closer to the surface, where they are more vulnerable to high temperatures.

Aerate to stimulate root growth.

For mowing: don’t do it when it is hot and dry, and not as often because that is the worst thing to do with a dry lawn. Let the grass grow to a height of 3-4 inches. The longer the blades, the stronger the grass. The blades are the grasses’ sunscreen.

With dry spells come water restrictions. Be alert to evaporation as in running water in the middle of the day, and use harvested rain water if you can.


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