A parched lawn won’t grow, but a yard that is too wet will drown. This isn’t good for the soil, the roots, or sod that you plan on laying down to help fight the effects of erosion. Here’s a guide to addressing oversaturated lawns. If it turns out that you’re too swamped, then don’t hesitate to give Quantico Creek a call!
When It Rains, It Pours
This saying might be well-known, but that doesn’t make it any less accurate when it comes to oversaturated lawns. Irrigation is a crucial part of making sure that your lawn is adequately hydrated, but overdoing it can be dangerous. That’s why when rain is in the forecast you must act. Deactivating the irrigation system is the right call. If you don’t know how to do this, then asking the experts is the best move you could make. A rain sensor can switch the system off for you. In the meantime, be sure to collect photos that you might need later for home insurance reasons related to oversaturated lawns.
When the Sun Rose Again
Once the sun comes back, it’s a good idea to stay clear of it. You will want to let the soil have some time and space to finish drying out before you try to walk on it. Using a lawnmower during this time is not like running hair clippers through a wet scalp. Doing this can create ruts that can make any necessary lawn maintenance harder, even for professionals. Deal with any debris left on the ground, especially if the storm downed any trees or bushes nearby. By doing this, you can prevent fungus and other lawn diseases from spreading. Sometimes your grass will look too dry, even after a heavy rain sweeps through your area. Adding some fertilizer will help, although the actual task is best left to the experts.
When the Future Comes
Some steps need to be taken to prepare for the possibility that your lawn will flood again. Lawn care professionals can help, especially if you worry about the condition of any grass seed that you had been storing because you didn’t need it yet. Consider how to build raised garden beds. Find out how time-consuming it would be to aerate the soil, and then look at drainage problems that could contribute to future floods.
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