In August, brown lawns are green, Doug Soldat tells WPT host

What should you do when your lawn turns brown during a midsummer dry spell? Try doing nothing, Doug Soldat suggests to Shelley Ryan, host of The Wisconsin Gardener, in an episode focused on water conservation. “Usually we get a two to three week period when the lawns in Wisconsin will go brown,” he explains. “It’s not dead. The leaves die off and turn brown, but the plant did not die. When the rains return in the fall, that grass will come back strong as ever.”

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