A drought occurs when there is a deficiency in rainfall over an extended period of time in comparison to the multi-year average for that region. Currently the United States, specifically areas surrounding California, is suffering from a massive drought that is causing undue hardships on communities across drought-ridden states. Droughts can have major impact on the country’s transportation, agriculture, tourism, and energy production, causing nationwide losses in the billions. So read on for some helpful landscaping tips.