Drought is a big problem across much of the country these days, and here in the south we are experiencing the lack of rain. In many places drought is one of the primary reasons for your grass to be dying. Many people here in Houston and surrounding areas opt not to water their lawns during the summer, but this may be a mistake when there isn’t enough rain to keep the roots alive.
Grass naturally goes dormant after two to three weeks without water, and most lawns can tolerate drought for four to six weeks, although it will turn brown. However, extended periods of hot, dry weather like the one we are experiencing in NW Houston may kill the lawn.
How can you revive a dead lawn? Well, I have bad news: If the grass is totally dead due to drought, there’s no way to bring it back. However, reviving brown lawns that are simply dormant usually occurs within three to four weeks of regular irrigation.
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