The weather has finally warmed up, and summer officially begins Friday. Along with becoming accustomed to the heat again, we’ve had to cope with a lack of rain. Here’s a review of good watering practices that keep plant roots going deep so that you use less water:
If you let fescue go dormant but want to keep it alive when the weather is hot and there is no rain, water half an inch every two weeks. If the temperatures are not too hot, you can back off that frequency a little.
If there is more than half an inch of thatch in your warm-season lawn, now is the time to dethatch, McMahon said. If there is less than half an inch of thatch, leave it there for its cooling effects, she said.