If you cannot cut back on your lawn, because you rent your house for example, please do the following:
– Irrigate less frequently but longer. This will establish a deeper more resilient root system and enables better drainage
– Use underground dripping systems and avoid spray systems. Sprayers lose a lot of water due to evaporation
– Mow at the highest recommended height for your turf species. This increases storage surface in the leaves, creates more shade on the soil and supports deeper root growth.
– Never fertilize during drought, fertilizing encourages grass to put its energy into growing shoots, rather than in developing good roots.