Things To Do To Your Drought-Damaged Lawn This Fall
2021 has been quite a year - especially here in the Northland. Besides an ongoing pandemic, we've also battled record drought conditions locally - with our region way behind on average rainfall amounts.
That lack of rain and water has caused problems for a lot of people in many different ways. Farmers have dealt with poor crops and inferior feeding conditions. Loggers have had restrictions placed on their operations. The shipping industry has seen lower water levels and cargo limits.
Even if you don't work in an industry or trade that has had problems caused by the drought in the Northland, you still have been impacted. Many homeowners have had issued linked to the record drought.
One noticeable problem caused by the drought has been the effect it's had on lawns and landscaping. Many homeowners in the Arrowhead have lost trees or shrubs and almost everyone has experienced a brown lawn this summer.
It's that brown grass and the effect that the drought has had on our lawns that has many people wondering what they can do now - this fall - to help ensure a green yard come next spring. The good news - there are things we can be doing to help out. It's just a matter of knowing what to do and what's needed before the snow starts to fly.
In general, don't panic. Chances are - even without any help - our lawns will come back and be not any worse for wear this upcoming spring. You'd be surprised how resilient grass (and trees and shrubbery for that matter) can be.
But there are a few things we can be doing right now to help ensure success come next spring. Read on for helpful tips and suggestions.