Drought is dangerous for any landscape, because drought-stressed lawns are more susceptible to damage from disease and insects.
The color of your plants is a reflection of overall health. Have you noticed your grass change from a bright green to a dull gray or blue-green? That can be an early indicator of drought stress. Another sign is when your footprints don’t spring back after you walk across the lawn. As the effects of drought progress, the turf loses its green color altogether and turns yellow, then tan. The tan or brownish color signals drought dormancy. Drought dormancy does not mean your lawn is dead. Because of the hot, dry conditions, it has stopped growing in order to conserve its energy for a more favorable time. But this stress does call for specialized treatment to get your lawn healthy and attractive again.
Smithfield Lawn Service, which has developed an excellent drought recovery program, can help speed lawn recovery following drought.