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Less Rain, More Worry

It’s that time of year again, the weather is heating up and that Less_Rain_More_Worry.jpgputs your lawn at risk for drought. In recent years, this hasn’t been a problem for our Ohio lawns with our rainy summers, but this summer is a little different. Read this article to find out more!

Less rain means more worry as your lawn is at risk for drought
stress. According to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), Ohio lawns are experiencing almost eight times less rain in June 2016 than in June 2015.

Columbus

June 2015:

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June 2016:

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From the charts above, you can notice that there is a large difference between rainfall in Franklin County in June 2015 and June 2016. In June 2015, there was about 8.2 inches of total precipitation and in June 2016, there was only 1.54 inches.

Cleveland

June 2015:

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June 2016:

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In these two charts, you can tell that in June 2015, the total precipitation for the Cleveland area was 8.35 inches and in June 2016, the total precipitation was just 1.52 inches.

The lack of rainfall so far this summer poses a serious threat to the health of your lawn and July this year isn’t looking to be much better. To learn more about how you can protect your lawn from drought stress, click here.  

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