Train your lawn’s roots to grow deep

One way to help your lawn endure drought is to encourage deeper rooting with lawn irrigation.  Irrigate only when the grass begins to show one of the three signs of lawn thirst listed in our previous two blog posts. When you do water, apply the proper amount of water. These practices will increase rooting depth and overall turf-stress tolerance.

To encourage deep rooting, irrigate your lawn deeply and infrequently and mow your lawn at the highest recommended height for the grass type.

Another way to encourage deeper rooting is proper mowing. Mow at the highest recommended height for your grass type, and your grass’ roots will grow deeper. When you mow too low, the grass puts energy into regrowing shoots, rather than establishing deeper roots.

Contact the irrigation company Morris & Bergen Irrigation today for all of your commercial irrigation or residential irrigation needs.  We also provide lawn maintenance and our irrigation technicians are the best in the business.