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Good soil preparation - is essential. Use 4-6"
of good quality topsoil and add compost to provide nutrients and
improve the soil texture. The ideal texture is loamy.
Use drought resistant grasses - which will
tolerate long periods of dry weather. For existing lawns these can
be seeded in r gular spring maintenance. These grasses include:
Rescues, Indiangrass, Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem, Canada
Bluegrass, Timothy and some varieties of Kentucky Bluegrass.
Do not cut lawns so short - two inches is too
short. The cut should be 3-3.5 inches. Make sure your mower blade is
sharp so it makes a clean cut.
Water infrequently and deeply -enough to wet the
root zone plus a small distance below. Light watering discourages
deep root growth, leaving grass more susceptible to drought and most
of the water quickly evaporates.
Water in the early morning - and avoid watering
in the wind or when the ground is already wet.
Reduce the size of the lawn - plant more
wildflowers and shrubs. These don't require as much
watering.Provide some shade for the lawn