Three ‘simple steps’ to protect the lawn through a drought – ‘avoid’ issues in autumn

With a hosepipe ban announced for some areas of the UK, it can be hard to know how to prepare the lawn. Carlos Real, Lawn Care Expert and Managing Director of TotalLawn has shared his “simple steps” gardeners should take to save their lawns from the warm weather, without breaking any rules.

In extended periods of summer drought, grass can turn brown and patchy.

It may also stop growing.

Although it usually repairs itself when the rain returns, Carlos recommended taking steps to protect it.

The lawn expert said: “Following record-breaking temperatures and with warm weather on the way, your lawn will certainly be feeling the heat. 

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Keep traffic to a minimum

The lawn expert continued: “Although foot traffic won’t cause immediate damage to the lawn, it can cause issues further down the line by compacting your lawn’s surface, so it’s best to avoid heavy foot traffic on your lawn during a drought.

“With that all being said, there’s only so much you can do in a drought with a water ban. 

“As long as you follow these simple steps, your lawn should be able to survive. 

“Autumn is the time to repair your lawn from a long, hot summer anyway.”

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