ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – If you’re like most people, and you haven’t done much watering this fall, your lawn looks pretty bad. In fact it may be “drought dormant”.

Tom Rudberg is a turf consultant with S and S Tree Specialist.

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“So a lot of watering. A sprinkling on your yard for a half hour is not going to do anything. You have to have it on there for two or three hours, and get a good soak on it before it will do anything,” Rudberg said.

Once your lawn greens up, he says you can fertilize and seed. If you decide not to water, you’re taking a chance of having even more damage next spring.

“I don’t have a crystal ball to tell you what’s coming up, but I would say that if this coming winter is like last winter when we were in a drought, there’s going to be a lot of dead grass,” he said.

Rudberg said we’ve had such low dew points lately.

“I think last week, the dew point was like 20 percent. That’s the same that it is in Phoenix,” he said.

You can get more information on how to help your lawn at the University of Minnesota Extension Service website.

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