Drought Stressed Turf

Great information regarding drought-stressed turf from Elizabeth Killinger, UNL Extension!


drought turfThe recent rains might have pushed the issue to the back of your mind, but it is still there staring us in the face; the drought.  The drought has wreaked havoc on more than trees and shrubs in the landscape; turf also was affected.  Don’t worry there is still time to get a lush, green lawn this growing season.

Due to last year’s drought, many lawns might not recover from damage they have received.   Assessing the appearance and the amount of damage in your turf will pay off in the long run.  If over 50 percent of your lawn is still in good condition and is of the grass species you desire, overseeding might be a good option to fill in those thin, damaged areas.  If your lawn is less than 50 percent desirable living grass, renovation of the entire lawn might be in your future.

Seed selection can be…

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I'm the Crops and Water Extension Educator for York and Seward counties in Nebraska with a focus in irrigated crop production and plant pathology.

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