How to Maintain Your Lawn During a Hose Pipe Ban

How to Maintain Your Lawn During a Hose Pipe Ban

5th Jun 2023

How to Maintain Your Lawn During a Hose Pipe Ban


As we continue to face the threat of climate change, hose pipe bans have become a common occurrence during the summer months. While these bans are important for conserving water, they can make it challenging to maintain a healthy lawn. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips and tricks for keeping your lawn green and healthy during a hose pipe ban.

Benefits of Wetting Agents

Wetting agents are a crucial ingredient in many lawn care products, including the So & Mo plan. These agents help to manage water issues and prevent hydrophobic (dried out) areas in your lawn. During a hose pipe ban, it is essential to take advantage of any rainfall by allowing your lawn to absorb as much water as possible. Wetting agents can help your lawn to retain this water, making it more effective for grass growth. Customers who used the So & Mo plan during the heatwave last year were able to maintain green lawns, thanks in part to the wetting agents included in the formulation.

Adjust Your Lawn Mowing Routine

During a hose pipe ban, it is essential to reduce your lawn's stress as much as possible. One way to do this is by adjusting your mowing routine. Raise the cut height of your lawnmower to protect your lawn from the sun's heat, and reduce the frequency of mowing to once a week or every other week. This will help your lawn to conserve energy and recover from any heat stress it may experience during the ban.

Plan for Recovery

If your lawn does experience heat stress during a hose pipe ban, it is essential to have a plan for recovery. The So & Mo plan includes wetting agents and combined with our organic booster, can help your lawn to recover more quickly from any damage caused by drought or heat. If your lawn does burn off during a heatwave, don't panic. Grass is incredibly resilient, and with a healthy rooting system and some TLC, it can recover quickly. Scarifying, overseeding, and top dressing can all help to speed up the recovery process.


Maintaining a healthy lawn during a hose pipe ban requires some adjustments to your lawn care routine, but it is entirely possible to keep your grass green and lush. Remember to take advantage of rainfall, use wetting agents to help your lawn retain water, adjust your mowing routine to reduce stress, and have a plan for recovery if your lawn does experience heat stress. With these tips, you can keep your lawn healthy and beautiful, even during a drought.

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