After working in the lawn care industry for 20 years now, I have learned that when it comes to lawns in the Midwest that there is always something causing a problem. Last year in this newsletter I wrote about excessive rain and the problems it caused for our lawns. This year…we are begging for just a few drops of rain to hit our poor stressed out grass.
Not only are we not getting ANY rain, but with the excessive heat the lawns are just BAKED. I know how frustrating it is to look outside and see all the hard work that you have put into your lawn just burn up and turn into a dry desert.
DON’T GIVE UP! Do your best to give your lawn at least one inch of water per week. This may not keep it green and lush, but it will keep it alive. I know watering your lawn can be a challenge and expensive. However, I always say, “It is cheaper to water now and keep your existing grass alive than to let your existing grass die, spend money to reseed and then spend even more money on watering your new grass. Either way you are going to water. “
I know that for some people watering is almost impossible due to health or financial reasons. Don’t get frustrated and discouraged. I can help. I have many tips and ideas on how to give your lawn the water it needs, but I can’t fit them all here in this newsletter. Just give me a call or drop me an e-mail and I will do what I can to help you. We are in this together.
If I can help you with anything, please let me know. I am here to help because I know that when it comes to lawns in the Midwest if it is not one thing…it is another!