Dealing with too excess water

Pretty soon the winter months are going to give way to the warmer weather and with the warmer weather comes snow melts and rain. Whether its snow melting or warmer clients heading into wet season – we’re going to see a ton of water!

While water is an essential component of any healthy lawn, too much of it can damage large swaths of lawn – from flooding certain spaces to sitting on your grass on sunny days and causing the grass to burn. Inevitably, some sort of water damage will occur at some point and you’ll have to manage it.

In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss that as well as what you can do to help mitigate any issues that might arise. Let’s jump right in!

Fertile ground for weeds

When there’s a lot of water, usually weeds are sure to follow. Not only is this an issue aesthetically, but weeds can cause a ripple effect and have a negative impact on their surroundings. Make sure you get on things early with some weed & feed. Not only will this help kill weeds before they’re an issue, but they’ll also can help your existing lawn grow stronger, deeper roots.

Crabgrass

Excessive amounts of water usually always result in some sort of crab grass forming. If you’re beginning to notice the signs of it, then simply apply some crabgrass and weed preventer to get a head start. If they’re fully formed you can start pulling them out by hand or with a tool – but be sure you get the whole root system. This is important because as a plant – crabgrass frequently sits below mower blades. This helps it survive and produce seeds that help bring it back year after year. The works a little dirty, but it needs to be done!

Fungal damage

This is an issue that’s pretty common coming out of the colder months. Too much water in a colder season can cause grass and roots to rot or retain too much moisture. When this happens, portions of your lawn can become prime breeding grounds for pests and fungus. Once this happens – it becomes imperative that you act quickly and hire a professional to diagnose the issue. Fungus can do a real number on your lawn if you’re not careful.

The best medicine for any of this is simply to prepare. To learn about some of the things you can do in advance to avoid some of these issues give us a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation.