- •Use a manual or power aerator to punch holes in the lawn. This will help any moisture to go directly to the roots.
- • Remove the accumulation of dead organic matter like matted grass clippings and leaves.
- It is always important but particularly in times of water shortages or drought.
- Grass clippings on the lawn can act as mulch but when they clump together they need to be removed.
- • Reduce traffic as much as possible on dormant grass.
- The weight will compact the soil‚ making it even more difficult to absorb the little water it receives.
- • Even though your grass will eventually stop growing‚ keep on mowing.
- But never remove more than one third of the grass blades.
- • Don’t fertilise the grass during this time of drought‚ the fertiliser will burn it if it’s not watered at the same time.
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