Let your lawn go Dormant or not

To let your lawn go dormant or not is a question we get asked a lot this time of year.  Really what people are asking is should they water or not.  While it is personal preference it’s a pretty simple process.  If your lawn has already turned brown even though you’ve been watering 2 or 3 times per week then the decision is easy.  You won’t be able to make it green up with temperatures in the upper 90’s so just stop watering and save the money.  You should still water deeply every 2 weeks to keep the crowns (the main growing point) from kicking the bucket, but if you continue to water when the lawn in dormant you will just encourage weeds.  If you decide to keep the lawn green water deeply and every other day should do the trick.  With this hot dry weather you need about 2 inches of water per week.

drought stressed lawn

drought stressed lawn