Check out the video for one person’s remedy for a green lawn. People will come with all sorts or recipes to keep their yard green.
People go to great lengths to insure their yard stays green. Here is possibly a better approach that I have rediscovered this year. Mulch – yes, mulch. Mulch helped save my front yard plants this summer. Mulch helps keep the water and nutrients in the soil instead of washing it away when conditions get very dry. I have also found that by reapplying mulch each year, the mulch helps keep the water in the soil as a thick top layer.
As for the lawn, I water three times a week for about 20-30 minutes in each spot of the yard depending on the area. By watering for longer time periods, it helps keep water in the soil. I used to water everyday for 5-10 minutes in each location and could not figure out why my lawn was turning brown. The fact was, I was not getting enough water deep enough in the soil to make a difference. For more information on this topic, check out a post from earlier this spring, “Conserving water in your lawn and garden areas”