It’s hard to remember when California wasn’t in a drought. In many cases, these conditions have left lawns throughout Southern California decimated. Your business’s lawn is one of the first things that people see when they arrive at your property. The last thing you want is for it to be patchy and brown, and just an overall mess. Unfortunately, this drought is taking no prisoners and doesn’t care about your commercial property’s curb appeal or your business’s bottom line.
Fortunately, if your commercial property has sustained drought damage, there is hope. Repairing your business’s drought-damaged lawn isn’t impossible. If you know what steps to take, and you secure the help of commercial landscaping experts, your commercial property’s lawn could be fully restored before you know it.
Tips for Repairing Drought-Damaged Landscaping
In Southern California, repairing drought damage can be extremely difficult, because our drought is ongoing. Still, as stated earlier, it is not impossible. Your first step should be to reach out to a commercial landscaping expert. No one knows how to properly care for landscaping in our area like those who do so daily. Beyond reaching out to the experts, here are a few other tips for repairing your commercial property’s drought-damaged landscaping:
- Water – Watering restrictions during the drought have probably limited your ability to keep your lawn properly watered. Still, for your lawn to recover it will need to be watered consistently.
- Fertilize – Your lawn will need to be fertilized. However, over-fertilization could hurt it more than it helps, especially if it results in your lawn being exposed to too much nitrogen. While nitrogen can help your lawn grow back quickly, it could be at the expense of your lawn’s root system. If your lawn’s root system isn’t allowed to fully develop, your lawn many end up worse off in the long run.
- Aerate – Aerating your lawn allows water and oxygen to move more freely into the soil, which helps with growth and restoration.
- Seed – The drought-damaged parts of the lawn will need to be seeded. The soil in those areas will need to be loosened before they’re seeded. After those areas have been seeded, they will need to be covered in a thin layer of mulch. This will protect the seeds and keep the areas moist, which will help ensure germination and growth.
In addition, your lawn shouldn’t be cut as low as normal during a drought. Allowing your lawn to grow a little higher than normal will help it provide shade for your soil, which will keep your lawn’s soil cooler and lessen the amount of moisture it loses due to sun exposure.
Get in Touch with Our Commercial Landscaping Experts Today!
Since 1970, Stay Green has been helping commercial customers in Southern California meet their landscaping needs. We understand better than just about anyone how devastating the effects of a drought can be on a lawn. Our experience dealing with these types of conditions day-in and day-out for years benefits our customers in a big way.
As our photo gallery and customers’ reviews show, our experienced landscaping experts know what it takes to repair drought-damaged lawns. If you need help restoring your business’s landscaping in the aftermath of drought damage or you’d like to take advantage of our drought defense services, contact us today.
For a complimentary estimate, or to speak with our commercial landscaping experts about your situation, give us a call at (800) 741-9150 or get in touch with us online.