VAN BURAN, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Arkansas drought has some residents opting out of garden care or misusing garden care merchandise.
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The shortage of rain has dried out many lawns throughout the as soon as inexperienced Pure State. Not solely has the shortage of rain contributed to this, however individuals incorrectly utilizing fertilizer has left yards yellowing.
Tremendous Supervisor of Turf Professional, JJ Ames, says that when it’s this sizzling out its good to make use of a water reactive fertilizer however that requires using a whole lot of water; one thing Arkansans may not have the price range for this 12 months.
“Normally two to 3 inches [of water] per week in an effort to maintain it inexperienced” Ames mentioned. “Lots of people would relatively put meals on the desk than $500 to $600 water invoice.”
Ames says it’s higher to let your garden go into drought stress, the place your garden isn’t useless however does go dormant. He mentioned so long as you revive the grass earlier than summer season is over you gained’t injury the garden.