This week's rain is doing a lot of good, considering most of the summer we've dealt with drought conditions.
South Bend has received more than 5 inches of rain during July, and most of it recently.
For those hoping to bring their yard back to life, the secret is watering, then fertilizing.
Richard Latosinski had given up on watering because his yard has no shade. Now that rain is back, he's hoping his yard and plants will also come back.
Greg Leyes from Ginger Valley in Granger says most will as long as they keep getting water
“If you got an inch of water a week, then the grass will have enough water in the roots to use that fert,” said Leyes. “You will have to fert. There is no doubt about that. You will have to fert to bring it back.”
You may have noticed weeds thrive in the dry, hot conditions because many of them are drought resistant.
It's too late to prevent them, so you can trying killing them, and then lay a weed preventer next spring.