Lawn/Drought Research - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by duane_smith
July 15, 2010
In a drought affected area, are there any products you can buy to

Answer from NGA
July 15, 2010
It's really not a good idea to fertilize a drought stressed lawn. The grass can't use the fertilizer if it isn't actively growing. Water is about the only way to revive a drought stressed lawn. Once it's up and growing again, you can nourish it with fertilizer. There is a product called Revive that might help. It's a wetting agent and will help the soil absorb and hold water. I don't have experience with it though, so I can't endorse it. To help your lawn be more tolerant of the summer heat you can encourage deep root growth with deep watering in the springtime. Deeply rooted turf is more tolerant of droughty conditions than shallow rooted turf. Hope this answers your question. Best wishes with your lawn.

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