Tag Archives: Drought

Drought is a period of below-average rainfall in a given region. It results in prolonged shortages in the water supply. It can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days.

In the UK it can have a substantial impact on the ecosystem and agriculture of the affected region. Periods of heat can significantly worsen drought conditions by hastening evaporation of water vapour.

Drought and lawn care

Dry weather affects lawns in the UK as cool season grasses depend heavily on rainfall. However, most grass species are hardy enough to be able to recover after a prolonged period of dry weather.

Find out more about keeping your lawn going in a heatwave in these blog pages.

Question: Should I scarify my lawn after the heatwave?

I received this question from a reader in July 2018. This was just as the famous 2018 heat wave was breaking. Lawns were very dry and there was virtually no rain for months. Lawns looked terrible and almost all lawn work was put on, hold. This reader asks the question “should scarify my lawn after the heatwave”. My… Read More »