You can create a beautiful lawn and now is the best time to get started. Consider integrating shrubs, groundcovers, and perennials to cut down on the amount of grass you’ll need to mow and add variety to your landscape. If you’re looking to rejuvenate your grass, you can use seed or sod, but it will be much more cost effective to start from seed. Whichever you choose, you will need to water frequently to get your lawn established.
- It takes frequent irrigation to get a lawn started, so a period of recurrent rainfall is the right time to begin.
- Good soil preparation will conserve water in the long run after the lawn is established.
- Plants with deep roots can better survive hot weather and drought, but you need to properly prepare the soil before planting them.
“In fact, a yard full of shrubs, groundcovers, perennials etc. can be much more interesting and attractive than a yard with nothing but grass.”