After 29 days without rain the Quad Cities, area lawns are looking a little dry. There are a few tips you can use to keep your lawn thriving.
"Water, water, water." That's the key according to Heather Blake, a plant expert with Total Turf and Landscape.
Not only is dry, brown grass a problem, but so are weeds. Lawn experts say there's always weed kill and preventer, but use caution. "If you're not watering, you're going to get more burn from the chemicals."
Blake says it's good to water lawns only about an inch each week, and there's a simple way to do it. "Setting out your sprinkler, putting a coffee can, or a coffee mug out marking about an inch from the bottom, and when you move your sprinkler, dump it, start a new one."
While experts say watering your lawn is key, you want to make sure you don't over water, because that could lead to a fungus that could eventually kill your grass.
The record dry stretch for the Quad Cities is 45 consecutive days without rain!
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