Tips for Maintaining Drought Resistant Grass

Written by News Channel 2 on September 15, 2013. Posted in Grass seed for shaded areas, Spring lawn, When to plant grass

Grass seed for shaded areas

Abraham Levitt who was the founder and builder of the industrial suburb called Levittown, once wrote, “No single feature of a suburban residential community contributes as much to the charm and beauty of the individual home and the locality as well kept lawns.” And yes, many people live in the suburbs and developments that feature these well manicured expanses of lawn.

However, did you know that these lawns can help the atmosphere? According to one recent study, fescue grass blends, such as Pearls Premium, when cut 3 inches high can produce 5,760 times more oxygen that carbon in 24 hours. So, your lawn with that drought resistant grass is actually producing a lot of oxygen.

And of course, you want to keep your drought resistant grass looking as good as possible. Spreading a small amount, about a quarter of an inch layer, of organic compost to your lawn once a year will reduce weeds and grubs, as well as add important nutrients to your drought resistant grass.

We all hate seeing dandelions invading our lawn of drought resistant grass. When you see dandelions, you will also know that you do not have any harmful pesticides present. These pesticides are harmful to children, animals, and the environment. According to a CDC study, 29 out of 44 common pesticides were found in the majority of the people who were tested. So, you may want to consider just digging up those dandelions from that drought resistant grass, rather than spray it with chemicals.

Other tips for drought resistant grass include never cutting off more than one third of the height of the grass to alleviate stressing out the drought resistant grass. You should also mow your lawn with a sharp blade, because using a dull blade may tear the grass, opening it up to diseases. You should cut your drought resistant grass once each month from June to September to ensure a healthy lawn.

You may also want to consider using good grass seed to add growth to bald areas, or even using grass seed for shaded areas to make your lawn look healthy. Because you are using drought resistant grass or lawn seeds, you may also be saving money on watering your lawn.

Comments (2)

  • June 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm |

    I live in a dry climate and I love my grass, and it does not take much water.

  • July 18, 2014 at 5:18 pm |

    I live in a dry climate and I love my grass, and it does not take much water.

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