Weathering life’s droughts

Prairie plants send down deep roots—with good reason. During dry times, these long, sturdy roots find hidden moisture underground, nourishing the part above ground. Also, by holding the soil together in severe winds and floods, these roots play a major role in preventing erosion. 

By contrast, cultivated lawns have shallow roots and need consistent watering to survive. Without ample rain or a watering system, cultivated lawns will, at best, turn very brown. 

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