After a storm like this, one area that many do not think about is their own landscape water usage. At Xeriscapes Unlimited, we make it a habit to send our irrigation technicians out to all of the properties we maintain and turn off the irrigation controllers.
For those of us that chose to have a winter lawn, we now notice those pesky little dry areas popping up throughout our garden. While we frantically try to adjust our sprinklers, add more time on the controller or hand water these areas, most of the time our efforts are, pardon the pun, fruitless.
When the rye turf dies out, it is for good. It will not revive itself like our hearty bermuda lawns will so all the water in the world won’t help. The best thing you can do at this time is de-thatch or rake out and remove the old, dead grass.