Low rainfall and your grass

If like us you are hearing in the news channels about the lack of current rainfall, then spare a thought for your grass.

The combination of recent temperatures, drying winds is promoting water evaporation faster than rainfall levels can replace lost water, this will prove a testing time. With some rain on the horizon for the next few days, this will provide a welcome relief for your lawn.
On our own lawn I have observed signs of moisture stress. It’s most evident when you look at foot traffic across the lawn, with a colour change from its normal bright green to a dull blue.

Both suggest that the grass plant has insufficient moisture in the leaves to maintain its structure, and is an indication that the moisture status of the plant is critically out of balance.

What can be done?

  • Definitely, raise the cut height to maximum, this will help with cooling the soil surface and reduce leaf stress.

  • If you decide to water, we suggest watering well and consistently throughout this period and beyond.

  • If you decide not to water, that isn’t a problem, the grass will do what it does naturally and go into drought dormancy, it will soon recover when adequate rain fall returns.

For more information see our web site Watering Advice

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