Homeowner Bob Ritter said "we went on vacation and we came back and it looked like a desert."
Now homeowners that are tired of lugging the hose around and watering their grass are turning to other options.
"Getting an automated system made a lot more sense, it's also somewhat cheaper," said Ritter.
Lawn care companies are seeing an uptick in requests for sprinkler systems.
In order to save your grass professionals say it's best to water four times a week for thirty to forty minutes in order for roots to survive.
President of Andy's Professional Landscaping and Garden Center Marlo Anderson said "most of the grass we have around here is blue grass that will survive drought, but if roots die you lose your lawn."
If that happens landscapers say to reseed in late August and September.
"That's the time you'll get
most rainfall, but in October you won't get germination of your seeds so it'll
live through the winter," said
Grass needs half an inch of water a week to survive. Some homeowners saying this year's drought is taking too much of a toll.
"When you get up in a certain age group it's a lot more comfortable just to be able to sit here and watch it sprinkle and not have to do anything," said Ritter.
In case of another drought next spring landscapers advise raising the height on your lawn mower now as a precaution.