To the editor:

I am writing in dismay after reading “Get an early start for a long-lasting, healthy lawn” in the March 6-19 issue. In the article, lawn care provider TruGreen outlines guidelines, including “Water your lawn heavily and infrequently” — with no mention that current restrictions prohibit watering existing turf grass and have for almost a year.

I had planned to write to ask you to help place the drought back in the headlines. This article is the best evidence I can offer that we need to remind and be reminded of the severity of the drought and the continued restrictions on water usage.

For detailed on the current water restrictions, go to

Despite the desire many homeowners have for a lawn that makes their neighbors green with envy, protecting our water supply long term is far more important.

Deborah Garrard