Homeowners in upstate New York are starting to see the results of the hot and dry weather.
Grass in many areas is turning brown, but that grass is not dead — it's dormant.
This is normal in the summer, but many people try to keep that luscious green lawn.
So, experts have a few suggestions:
- Stay off the grass as much as possible
- If you decide to water, you have to do it consistently (about an inch of water a week)
- If you do decide to cut your grass, trying lifting the height of the mower so it doesn't cut quite as deep