How To Keep Your Grass Green
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The summer heat is putting a strain on lawns. What many think of as a villain could actually help keep your yard green. The answer to a green lawn may already be creeping into your yard.
Brian Solly is hoping for rain. He says, "It's kind of like fighting a losing battle after a while. You know you hope that the rain comes cause it makes it a little easier on me." His neighbor Philip Moore is trying to keep his grass green as best as he can, "It's hard to get water to stay on it because the ground is so dry so it just kind of glides right off. It's been hard."
David Scher, of King GREEN says our warm winter and blazing summer temps have forced people to change their approach to weed control. He's seeing a mixture of weeds,"We even saw winter weeds coexisting with summer weeds something we've never seen before."
It's not just weeds, but brown lawns have people ready to give up the idea of green green, "Fescue grass is a cool season grass it's green all year round but it suffers greatly in the heat of the summer. It's just not meant to take temperatures over 85 degrees."
You may have noticed this grass creeping out into your driveway. This grass is called Bermuda grass. Some hate it but you should really learn to love it.
Bermuda is perfect for the summer because its much better suited to the heat. Scher says the grass also helps fight weeds and doesn't take much water. If you don't like it good luck using chemicals on it. Scher says, "Use those products knowing that they're not going to get rid of the bermuda they're just going to slow it down a little bit."