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Once your geographic area is in the midst of a drought, it’s too late to apply preventative measures (these will be discussed at the end of this guide). It’s now time to take damage control measures. Here are the tips if you’re already in a restricted water use condition:
You obviously can’t control extended droughts, but you can minimize the damage they cause if you act before they occur. The biggest factor in why lawns fail during extended dry spells is that they weren’t healthy going into the drought. Therefore, you need to do everything you can to make your lawn as healthy as possible when conditions are good for growing lawns.
Just as lawns turn brown from extreme water shortages, they will also return to their natural thick green state when conditions improve, usually in the fall — just don’t panic.