Unfortunately, the probability of getting our rain deficit back soon is lower because dry has been the trend and will take some catching up.
This can mean thinning and patchy dead areas when rains return.
BRIDGE THE GAP to the more normal-dry to drought times of July/August in Northern IL, so your lawn doesn't thin and dies out in areas just weeks before more seasonal rains come in late summer/fall.
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Adjustments will be made for the best possible outcome depending on the conditions on your lawn.
*Drought protocol will start after 4-6 weeks with no significant amounts of rain and the lawn is dormant. We may route and treat some lawns with sprinklers and or service areas differently as some areas may get more rain than others but generally, if your lawn has gone dormant/not green you should start expecting the changes listed below
We have experienced drought conditions going back to the 1990s so this isn't our first dry to drought time. We have deployed in the past a drought protocol. You may have seen similar information last summer as we almost had drought conditions with an abnormally dry late summer last year. This 2021 rain deficit actually goes back to that time last summer/fall and the gap has widened in some of our counties.
Right Now in June and into July, you have a chance to BRIDGE THE GAP to the more normal-dry to drought times of July/August in Northern IL, so your lawn doesn't thin and die out in areas just weeks before more seasonal rains come in late summer/fall.
So, if you’re not looking for lawn of the month and you never water and you are just looking for a decent lawn, well I'm talking to you. Also, Mr. I always forget to sharpen my blades or cut at the right height as your current lawn is going brown fast. I’m also speaking to all the lawn owners that cut their lawn right with a sharp blade with a lawn that may still be holding a dull green- THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT so even if you never water, do it this time and ensure your turf will be there after the summer drought is over. Your lawn still needs food when the rain comes and can make the difference of full recovery when rains come again especially with the organic Potassium and Phosphorus. Our upgraded fertilizer blends and our drought recovery fertilizer analysis are formulated for optimal results in a Dry to drought Year. These Dry slow-release Fertilizers will release when watered in and all have a high percentage of composted organic poultry litter making up the organic base. These blends of slowly releasing organic fertilizer will give the nutrients needed when they are needed.
Adjustments will be made for best possible outcome.