If you’re one of those busy people who haven’t given lawn care a thought in months because it’s dark when you leave and dark when you get home, I can completely identify! Just this morning, I took my puppy out to potty, hopped over the pansies, and thought ‘Gee, I need to water those.’ The problem is, I’ve been thinking that for 3 weeks now and just can’t seem to remember. (It’s dark!)
But Tulsa and Oklahoma City are both now at 31 consecutive days with less than ¼” of rainfall. Add in the usual high winds and you have a very dry landscape, not to mention high fire danger, and choking pansies.
Assuming the weather forecast is accurate, (heh,heh) Sunday should be downright nice, and next week is looking good. So let’s all drag out our hoses and water our pansies and other landscape favorites so they don’t completely croak from dehydration if we get a really cold snap.
Yes, I know there’s rain in the forecast for next week, but come to think of it, I came really close to watering my pansies one Sunday, but rain was in the forecast for Monday so I didn’t. Bad move! When it comes to your landscape (and just about everything else in life…) hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
If you’re really energetic, go ahead and water your lawn, too. Your lawn and landscape needs at least one inch of water, year round!