Droughts are typically long periods without rain. Thankfully, in this day and age, access to water is more readily available than it was a few decades ago, so even areas where droughts are common can have enough access for people to tend to their lawns and gardens, and not just to barely sustain themselves with drinking water.
Nevertheless, it’s important to have a sound strategy in place when there’s a drought, since water resources are limited, and you don’t want to overuse the water and have it simply evaporate into the atmosphere before it even reaches the roots of your grass.
The way to do it is to avoid periods when the sunlight is too intense when watering. Don’t water your lawn during midday and avoid watering it all the way until the sun starts to get close to the horizon again in the evening. The best time, however, is the morning. Then the soil is still cool and the sun is not yet overhead, so the water actually has enough time to reach the roots. It’s best to apply drought tolerant grass products to help your grass during the hot summer months.
It’s also very important to be careful when mowing your lawn. Be sure to sharpen the blades properly because the grass will be more vulnerable without access to enough water, so it could get more easily damaged. Also, avoid mowing your lawn when the grass blades are wet or when the heat and sunlight is too powerful.