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Lawn care tips during drought


MADISON (WKOW) -- If your lawn is looking more like straw lately, we've got you covered on some tips to keep it as healthy as possible.

Madison College Landscape Design Instructor Wayne Rayfield says when your lawn is dormant, you'll want to stay off of it as much as possible to prevent further damage. Rayfield says in drought conditions, you want to use water sparingly.

You should make sure your lawn gets an inch of water about every two weeks and then add another ½-inch to ¾-inch every two weeks after that.

"We don't want to water for green," Rayfield said. "We're just trying to get water back in the reserve of the roots and the rhizome in the lawn area."

Rayfield says the easiest way to keep track of how much you're watering your lawn or trees is by using a rain gauge.

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