Triple-digit temps and weeks without rain are wreaking havoc on central Indiana lawns. Under normal temperatures, lawns do best with 1 inch of water a week. When temps skyrocket, more water is required. Be sure to lay down a healthy dose of water this weekend to keep those lawns alive. But it's also important to know that stressed lawns are susceptible to disease, like brown patch or dollar spot. If your lawn begins to green up, but shows irregular areas of brown or yellowing grass, you may have a lawn disease. If in doubt, give us a call. [caption id="attachment_1046" align="alignleft" width="297" caption="Dollar spot is a common lawn disease."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1047" align="aligncenter" width="297" caption="Brown patch can appear as stripes as shown here."][/caption] Check out our other posts on this blog to read about watering tips and summer lawn care during dry conditions.