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: My lawn is rotting away?

By | December 11, 2018

I received this question from a reader called Tom in November 2018. Tom is concerned that his lawn is rotting away and would like to know why. This question arrived in the autumn following the drought and heatwave of 2018. Over the past 6 weeks my lawn has developed patches of what appears to be rotting grass, almost… Read More »

How to avoid laying terrible turf

By | November 23, 2018

I recently visited a customer who contacted me with great concern that their turf “wasn’t knitting together”. Upon arrival, it seemed the lines on their lawn was the least of their worries. It was terrible turf. I rarely recommend laying turf rather than sowing new seed. The quality of the final lawn that you get with turf often… Read More »

Question: Should I scarify my lawn after the heatwave?

By | August 28, 2018

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 »