Flooded Lawn After the Snow Melts? Here’s What to Do

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It may feel wrong to leave your lawn alone after watching it flood during the aftermath of a snowstorm.

It may feel wrong to leave your lawn alone after watching it flood during the aftermath of a snowstorm. However, it is the best thing you can do. Generally, the heat of the sun, even in the dead of winter, can warm up some areas of water and allow the frozen flood to drain. If you decide to use rock salt, avoid placing it directly on your lawn. Keep it to the center of your walkways and if need be, sweep it from your lawn to avoid it poisoning the dirt. 

Leave Well Enough Alone

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. It is safe to walk on when you no longer leave a wet footprint in the grass. During the winter, the standing water may freeze. If you are worried about the health of your lawn, talk to our team of experts. 

Avoid Rock Salt

In the winter, rock salt is commonly used to melt snow and ice. However, rock salt is toxic to most plants. If water carrying melted rock salt infiltrates your lawn, it may kill any plants. There are non-toxic forms of rock salt available that will not affect your plants or pets. Additionally, Honeysuckle Nursery and Design has a team dedicated to dealing with snow.


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