Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions Ltd. is your best Regina landscaping company. We have helped many of our customers achieve the yards they have always dreamed of. In our latest article, we share some tips for a drought tolerant lawn in Regina and the surrounding area this season.
Tips For A Drought Tolerant Lawn
We all know there is a drought happening this year on Saskatchewan. Farmers and ranchers are praying for rain, so are homeowners. Are you worried about the sight of your once-sturdy grass starting to wilt and fade to brown because of a long period of dry weather? First, find relief in knowing that grass is tougher than you think, and will likely return to its green and lush state once conditions improve (and more little league games get cancelled). But while you wait for Mother Nature to do her part, you can do your own thing to bring on more lawn-favourable conditions – and encourage drought-resistant grass.
When to Water
While it’s definitely an option to let your lawn go dormant and hold out for the rain to water the lawn, an expanse of straw-like grass might be too much for the squeamish homeowner. In this case, you can combat the impact of drought and keep your lawn growing by watering the right way and this means watering the lawn just enough for a good drink – not too much or too little. Not only is this healthier for your lawn, but watering also efficiently makes the most of limited natural resources.
Here’s what to do to be lawn watering smart in Saskatchewan:
- Give your lawn about one inch of water per week with a few deep drenchings instead of less frequent sprinklings. Light sprinkles can weaken your lawn, creating shallow-rooted plants.
- Water the lawn in the morning when the temperatures are cooler and the winds are lower to prevent evaporation. Watering during the afternoon can waste up to 60% of the water applied.
- Make sure you’re watering the lawn – and not the sidewalk. Angle your sprinklers correctly so your water does its job on the grass instead of going down the drain or over to the neighbours. Depending on your property, you might want to consider an underground lawn irrigation system to be absolutely sure your watering time isn’t going to waste.
Get the Soil on your Side
Good soil creates stronger, healthier, more drought resistant grass with extensive root systems. Practices like top dressing can give your soil system a boost for better growing conditions in any weather.
Start with the Right Seed ( we sell seed)
Especially if you live in a climate prone to droughts, choosing a species of grass that tolerates hot, dry condition is a smart start to having a drought tolerant lawn. Consider seeding with one of these types of drought-resistant grass, which are able to stand tall to long periods with little or no water:
- Oysia grass
- Bermuda grass
- St. Augustine grass
- Buffalo grass
- Bahia grass
Other tips for a drought tolerant lawn
It’s important to remember that during a drought, your lawn is stressed. So it’s best to give it a rest. During drought periods:
- Don’t apply herbicides
- Don’t fertilize
- Don’t aerate
- Keep your mower height high and don’t cut off more than one-third of the grass blades
The best tip for a drought-proof lawn is Perfect Turf Synthetic Turf from Rapid Lawn
Perfect Turf’s tenure in the landscaping industry and their knowledge of the synthetic turf market, combined with the technical mastery of their installation methods results in the look and feel of real grass! It is green year round …no matter how much rain or snow.
Synthetic turf projects we can do at Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions Ltd.
- Golf greens
- Artificial lawns for a home residences
- Playground or sports facilities
- Commercial properties
- Local and Provincial Government properties and public areas.
- Dog runs.
Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions Ltd. Ltd. is your one-stop Regina landscaping company. We have experience working on several large and small-scale commercial projects. Our equipment and our team are ready to tackle a variety of commercial landscaping jobs from snow removal to hydroseeding and anything in between. We also have access to an extensive network of professionals across Saskatchewan and Canada so give us a call to get your project started.
In addition to landscape design, hardscaping and artificial turf, we also do conventional seeding and are suppliers of landscape supply products. We sell all types of turfgrass seed, native grass seed and low maintenance grass seed products.
Our professional Trusted Regina hydroseeding and landscaping team offers innovative re-vegetation, grass seeding, dust control, reclamation, landscaping and erosion control solutions and hydroseeding for all types of residential, commercial, government, industrial and oilfield projects.