Bringing Green Back To Parched Lawns

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-- It's warmer Wednesday, but the taste of fall we've experienced over the last few days has some thinking about what they can do to bring back the green to brown parched lawns?

The record heat along with record drought has put stress on just about any yard in Missouri and Illinois this summer.

Signs of damage can be seen in almost any neighborhood. It can be a frustrating situation when you are stuck looking at brown grass at a time when you should be enjoying a nice green lawn.  But the lawns turned brown early this summer. Fescue and bluegrass are popular grasses for lawns in the St. Louis area. They slow down or stop growing during the hottest season and the coldest weather.  Lawn experts say the first step to take right now is getting rid of the weeds.

David Sherwood says the new seeds should be watered at least three times a week and he recommends watering older trees.  He says most people tend to forget about trees 20 or 30 years old but he says they have felt the stress too during the extreme heat and drought.