What we’re noticing:
- Record setting dry conditions; This September (2022) was the driest September ever recorded for the Twin Cities (Source: National Weather Service Twin Cities)
- This is since data was first recorded in 1871. It could be the driest September ever.
- We had less than 1/4″ of rain all month. The 8th driest September in the last 151 years more than doubled the amount of rainfall we saw this year.
- An average September would have had 3″ of rainfall putting us in a more than 2.75″ deficit on rainfall last month alone (which we went into in significant drought and deficit conditions)
What we’re doing:
- We’re wrapping up our Fall Applications (we’re sure there will be a few stragglers that we can’t get to this week due to leaves and we’ll try again next week)
- We’re being thankful that our clients have adopted appropriate mowing and watering this summer to compensate for the conditions we have.
- The property on the left is just as weed free as the ProLawns property on the right which tells me they also use a lawn care company. ProLawns clients know how to mow and water 😎
What you can be doing:
- Water! Water your lawn and water your trees (watering the lawn under your trees accomplishes both!)
- We’ll send out a Mid-October guide to tucking in your lawn for the winter and hopefully by then we get some moisture.