EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) - While the heat wave may be over, some of the effects from it are still visible.
Our long lasting heat wave with sticky humidity is finally over and it feels pretty good.
"Almost a breath of fresh air, I know its 85 degrees outside, but as I was driving down here I said to my wife it kind of feels like it's in the low 70s," Paul Katz of East Longmeadow said."
But even though temperatures and humidity levels have dropped, there are still noticeable signs of our recent scorching heat in the grass.
Dennis Wilhite of Springfield said, "Absolutely, absolutely. A lot of people are not watering so whatever the natural water in the ground has obviously dried up and it's reflective on their lawns."
Despite our incredibly wet June, the first thing to dry out during the heat of July is the surface which is where the grass is and now our lawns are turning brown.
But a brown lawn doesn't necessarily mean a dead lawn, but instead a dormant one.
And at Rockys ace hardware in East Longmeadow, a lot of customers are coming in trying to bring back the green.
"The grass isn't actually dying a lot of people think that the grass is actually dying, but it's not it's just shutting down because it's too hot so the blades aren't producing the chlorophyll so it's not greening," Eddie Ramos told 22News.
To prevent a brown lawn, Ramos recommends keeping your grass at least 3 inches long, using a Summerguard fertilizer and watering early in the morning.
With storm clouds that could potentially mean rain for later in the week, lawns might be much greener by the weekend.