Have you considered drought resistant grass?
Did you know that United States households spend over 29 billion dollars on their lawns and gardens in 2011 alone? Although production of grass seeds on an industrial level was started by the Shakers, who served wealthy American families, in the 18th century, it has grown to a nationwide industry available to people from all walks of life. If you want to keep your lawn looking its best all year round, you should consider drought resistant grass seeds for your lawn. That way, if the rainfall for the year is less than average, your lawn seed will not give out right away, and you can enjoy having a nice green lawn for longer than your neighbors who do not buy drought resistant grass do.
If you want to make the most of your drought resistant grass, you should also consider leaving your grass clippings in place as you mow, instead of collecting them. If you want, you can rake glass slightly to break it up a little bit if you notice it clumping too much for your taste. Additionally to using drought resistant grass, you should also conduct a soil analysis to determine whether your lawn has the proper nutrients, pH, and organic materials to thrive.
The number of households that use all natural lawn care products exclusively increased from about 5 million in 2004 to 12 million or so in 2008. Since then, that number has continued to grow and grow, just like a lawn full of drought resistant grass. If you want to join those households, look online to find out more about natural lawn care practices, and talk to a lawn and garden specialist about getting some drought resistant grass that you can plant and grow on your own property this year.
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