While the rain has been scarce, it is no reason not to keep your lawn maintained. Most of us are on a budget, and can’t really afford the constant watering that is required, especially during these drought conditions, but that doesn’t mean you have to let your lawn maintenance lag. Here are some options:
If possible, set up (or have Huntington Lawn Care) set up a timed irrigation system. This will both help regulate water usage and ensure your lawn stays green during these periods of little to no rain.
Plant (or reseed) drought-tolerant grasses. There are several grass species that thrive regardless of how much rain or watering they receive. Those grasses are:
- Zoysia Grass
- Common Bermuda Grass
- Seashore Paspalum
- St. Augustine Grass
- Kikuyu Grass
- Tall and Red Fescues
- Kentucky Bluegrass
- Rye Grass
- Buffalo Grass
However, according to the University of California, hybrid Bermuda grass is the most drought tolerant grass you can have in your lawn.
There are also several alternatives to grass, especially in those real shady areas of your lawn were grass does not typically grow. Some of those are:
- Moss as ground cover
- Sedum, which is a succulent
- Thyme, which thrives in bright sunny places, and offers a variety of colors and flowers.
There are additional alternatives, and if you are interested, please check out www.GardeningKnowHow.com.
If you aren’t sure about you lawn, or would prefer to spend more time with your family instead of taking care of your lawn, call Huntington Lawn Care for your FREE Lawn Maintenance quote! At Huntington Lawn Care, we care about more than just your lawn!