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Posted: September 02, 2022

The U.S Geological Survey defines drought as a “period of drier-than-normal conditions that results in water-related problems.” According to the National Integrated Drought Information System, about 41 percent of the United States and 49 percent of the lower 48 states are currently in a drought. Unfortunately, drought periods affect more areas of the country every year and last longer. Frequent droughts mean many homeowners will experience water restrictions.

Moisture restriction is a significant stressor for plants in a landscape. However, lack of water affects your home, insects, soil, and air quality as well. We spoke with Dr. Chris Fields-Johnson, technical advisor at the Davey Institute, to find out what issues a homeowner may experience when abiding by water restrictions and what they can do to help curtail effects of cutting back on watering, along with the problems that come with droughts in general.

To read Chris' advice, click here. 

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