spring & summer fertilizing lawns under severe watering restrictions

Asked April 4, 2013, 11:26 AM EDT

I live in Denver and this year will be under severe water rationing. Should I let the lawn grow naturally and cut back on the fertilizing that would do under normal watering years?

Denver County Colorado

1 Response

Mowing the lawn at the highest mower setting (3-4in) is recommended during drought and cutting back on nitrogen fertilization. If no watering is allowed during the summer, let the lawn go dormant and don't fertilize during the summer months. More drought resources can be found at:

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/drought/garden.html