Rochester, N.Y.— It’s been a few weeks since Rochester has seen a good amount of rainfall. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the region is categorized as “abnormally dry”.
Lawns across the area are parched. There are patches and brown lawns everywhere.
“It's just beat the lawn and the bushes,” say Irondequoit resident Chuck Simmins. “It's just been devastating to the plant life.”
Simmins says his wildflowers are all dried up and the trees in his yard are thinning on the branches.
One Step Tree and Lawn Care says there is very little people can do once their lawns have already turned brown.
“[We need] water,” says Greg Adams, president of One Step Tree and Lawn Care. “There’s no substitute for water…. The problem is once lawns turn brown and go dormant, it's almost impossible to bring it back with just homeowner water.”
Adams says the lawns will turn green eventually by the early fall or once it start’s raining again.
“There is no substitute for Mother Nature and rainwater,” he says.