FARGO-During its driest season since 2006, North Dakota lawn services are experiencing hardships.

Johnson's Lawn Service is used to working with the changing seasons, but this year has been a challenge.

"It's affecting my job hugely. I'm probably down 30 percent over last year," says John Vigen of Johnson's Lawn Service.

The drought has taken its toll statewide, with over 75 percent of the state experiencing some kind of dryness.

Even though most of the damage is to the southwest part of the state, Fargo lawns are also feeling the heat.

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"The people who are not watering their lawns, they have brown grasses," said North Dakota State University climatology professor Adnan Akyuz.

The U.S. drought monitor shows Fargo is in the "abnormally dry phase," but that doesn't mean there's nothing to worry about.

"If the rains do not hit our area, we could easily be getting into the moderate drought and also the intensified drought areas," Akyuz said.

For those who work on the green, just seeing the everyday patches of brown can be devastating.

"We need moisture. It's been going south of us, north of us, anywhere but here," Vigen said. "So, we all need to pray for some rain around here - farmers, everybody. Hopefully we'll get it soon."

It's not just the front lawns that need extra care this season, there are some veggies in your garden that could also use the water.

Gourds, cucumbers and tomatoes; anything that grows on a vine needs extra water.

"You know, half an inch here and there would be great," said Tanya Reinke of the Hildebrandt Farmers Market in West Fargo.

Hildebrandt Farmers Market florists say farmers come in and are just hoping for the best. "They're just praying for rain," Reinke said.

Until the next rainfall, the only thing to do is to keep watering and waiting.

If you want to take care of the brown patches on your lawn Johnson's Lawn Service says to water about an inch a week and to mow 3 inches high, or about the length of your middle finger.