HOUSTON --Despite all the rain we got in the spring, things are quickly drying up.
If your yard needs to be rescued, Patricia Lopez has some ways you can keep your lawn from dying.
Whether your yard is drying up because of lack of water or maybe it's dying from chinch bugs, you can try to save your grass by doing several things.
First, when it comes to mowing your yard, stop cutting your grass so short. Raise the height on your mower deck to at least three inches.
Next, instead of bagging your clippings, set your mower to mulch. The clippings go back in between the grass blades, decompose and add nutrients to the soil.
Another must-do for great grass is to use a sharp blade that makes a very clean cut on the grass. A dull blade whacks the grass, stresses it out, and it will turn it brown.
Also, a good product to invest in is called "Revive" which is at southwest fertilizer. It's a product that's flying off the store shelves.
And finally, don't overdo it when it comes to watering. Established lawns only needs about an inch of water, including rainfall, a week.