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How to drought-proof your lawn

  • Water your lawn between the hours of 4-8 a.m. to reduce evaporation
  • Water lawns no more than once weekly in the winter and twice weekly in the summer
  • Water only when lawn shows signs of wilt
  • Don’t water before, during or after rainfall
  • Keep mower blades sharp and raise the blade to the highest setting
  • Don’t fertilize until the summer when it rains more often
  • Landscape with native, drought-resistant plants, grasses, shrubs and trees
  • Use mulch to retain soil moisture
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