Eco-Tip: Forget The Grass, Water the Trees
Tree Trends (what a cool name - I wish it was a glossy magazine and not just a blog) pointed out this Chicago Tribune article (registration required) that recommends that you forget the grass and concentrate on watering trees during summer droughts, especially those at the beginning of the season. The reasons are simple: "By using limited water resources to keep trees healthy, survival and growth in the following years is more likely. Grass can enter a resting state during drought and will recover once cooler wet weather returns. Trees that lose leaves and fine roots in early summer may not fully recover and are more susceptible to future stresses."