Heat, Drought, and Your Lawn
The area has been facing a heat wave and drought. Many Owners are worried about their lawn and its over all health. Below is some important information about your lawn, brown spots”hot spots”, and other important information.
Brown spots and areas that look in poor health are being spotted all over the greater Charleston area. Primarily these “hot spot” areas are the rear of the homes and at the end units. These area will hopefully return to normal as the rains return and the temperature returns to normal.
This is the result of 3 major factors, extremely high temperatures, a lack of any rain, and no humidity in the air. While we do experience the high temperatures of summer in late July and August, normally there is enough humidity in the air that the turf and plants have some moisture, albeit very very very little, to grab onto. We have not had this in the last few weeks. Temperatures began rising with no precipitation in the forecast.
Extra watering of the lawn is very helpful and any communities with irrigation systems have been increased. However, there is only so much water a system can put out. Please feel free to do some extra watering on your own to help.
Here is an interesting article from the Post and Courier.
Lets all hope some rain is in the future.