A brown, drought-stressed lawn can take the winds of sale right out of your home. Fortunately, there are ways that you can combat the heat that is currently sitting over Walkerton and rejuvenate your yard.

First, consider the time of day that you are watering. During this period of drought, Walkerton has water restrictions on. It is important to conserve water. Watering during the hot afternoon can waste nearly a third of the water that you are putting on your lawn. Instead, water in the cooler hours, such as before 10 AM or after 4 PM.

If you have a sprinkler system, try to set it to run a little each day and preferably in the middle of the night. Grass can only absorb so much water; putting on more than an inch in one sitting is wasteful as the excess water will just become runoff. Ideally, you should provide one to two inches of water per week for as long as this drought continues. If you do not have sprinklers, investing in a soaker hose can be a good idea. This helps combat evaporation and water waste.

Finally, if you continue to experience brown spots in your lawn, you might consider planting varieties of grasses that are more heat-tolerant. It may be ugly for a few months while the grass starts growing, but it may actually prove a selling point as the new seeding can make your Walkerton home beautiful for its new owners for years to come.