How to Care for Your Lawn After Flooding or Heavy Rains

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After flooding or heavy rains, knowing how to care for your lawn could save you a fortune in maintenance.

After flooding or heavy rains, knowing how to care for your lawn could save you a fortune in maintenance. Hurricane season runs from June through November. Make sure to secure your outside furniture and decorations. 

Hands Off the Grass

While your lawn is wet and flooded, avoid it. Mowing wet grass can cause compaction and possibly create ruts in the soft ground. Once it dries out, mow with the highest blade setting, so you are mowing the top of the grass. Walking on wet grass can damage the grass blades. When you no longer leave a wet footprint in the grass, it is safe to walk on. 

Some Things You Can Do

Firstly, if there is flooding or standing water on your lawn, wear gloves and protective gear before touching it. Floodwater can be contaminated, and it is best to avoid it. Consider aerating them with a pitchfork or power aerator if your lawn has formed little mounds under the grass. Aerating your lawn can be a delicate process, so only attempt if you are confident. Don’t worry if you don’t have that equipment. Honeysuckle Nursery and Design is available to help get your lawn back to tip-top shape. Other things to look out for are moss, algae, and mushrooms. These organisms love the wet ground and will flourish in a flooded lawn. Mushrooms that grow on a lawn after a flood are called “fairy rings.” It is important to remove the moss, mushrooms, and algae that can grow, so your grass is able to get the sunlight it needs to dry out completely. 


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