Lawns wary of growing drought problem in Northern Illinois

Northern Illinois is in need of relief as drought conditions remained steady on Thursday. 

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, all of Lake and McHenry County, as well as portions of Cook, Kane, Dekalb and Boone counties are in a severe drought.

Signs of drought stress include wilting, dry soil and color disfiguration.

Without enough rain, lawns and crops are suffering.

Newly planted plants and mature shrubs and trees are the most vulnerable. 


With temps above 80 degrees, experts say you must water grass and the garden up to two to three times a week, as a simple sprinkle isn’t enough. 

The roots must be soaked.

Rain is expected in the forecast in the next few days.