Keeping your Grass Alive During Periods of Extended Drought

Southern Wisconsin has had a prolonged period of very hot and dry conditions. Many parts of the state have seen little or no rain in at least 30 days. Kentucky bluegrass is the dominant species of grass growing on Wisconsin’s lawns. Fortunately, it is extremely tolerant of these conditions and can survive periods up to […]

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Drought and Watering of Ornamental Plants

Many of our established woody ornamentals can survive periods of prolonged drought. In response to drought conditions, some of our woody ornamentals, both native and exotic, can start the annual fall leaf defoliation a bit early during prolonged drought conditions.  Leaves can also turn brown and curl on the edges and drop in mass quantities, […]

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Water Your Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers

Lawns that turn brown in midsummer may cause you needless worry and work.  Most grasses found in our landscapes naturally turn brown in summer in response to the drought and become dormant from a lack of water or too much heat.  With rain though, the lawn will green up.  It is not dead.  Just because […]

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